Past Events

  • 2018-19

    SILVIA BERMÚDEZ
    University of California - Santa Barbara

    PUBLIC LECTURE
    Denuncia y compromiso social en Ska-P: De la alambrada de Melilla a los acuerdos de libre circulación de Schegen en la década de los 90

    Thursday, March 28 at 2PM
    MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)

    Lecture by Silvia Bermúdez
    This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

    MLL Lecture Series
    Presents
    Lourdes Torres
    Vincent de Paul Professor
    Editor, Latino Studies
    Department of Latin American Studies, DePaul University

    PUBLIC LECTURE
    "Spanish is not spoken here! Confronting white supremacist ideologies of language"

    Wednesday, March 27 at 4PM
    MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)

    MLL Lecture Series: Lourdes Torres

    MLL Major & Minor Fair
    Languages & Cultures Without Borders

    Friday, March 22nd from 1-4PM | The Rock

    MLL Major & Minor Fair
    Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund & Study Abroad

    Book Presentation by Andrew Ross
    "Stone Men"

    Tuesday, March 19 at 8PM

    Books & Books
    265 Aragon Avenue
    Coral Gables, FL

    Book Presentation by Andrew Ross at Books and Books


    Annual Graduate Student Conference
    Transnational Futures:
    (Re)Imagining Diaspora, Borders, Politics

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    Friday, February 22, 2019 | University of Miami

    Keynote Speaker
    John Keene
    JOHN KEENE
    Chair, Department of African American Studies, Rutgers University Newark
    2018 Recipient of MacArthur Fellowship
    Author of Counternarratives (2015) 

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    Resistance for Life: On Democracy and Authoritarianism by
    Nora Cortiñas
    Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Línea Fundadora

    - IN SPANISH WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION - 
    Wednesday, November 7 at 5PM
    Newman Alumni Center
    Executive Conference Room
    Resistance for Life: On Democracy and Authoritarianism by Nora Cortiñas
    Sponsored by University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, the Marta S. Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies and the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (UMIA)

    Eliana Villar Márquez
    "Educational Gaps Among Ethnic Minorities: The Case of Afro-Peruvian Girls"
    Friday, October 12 at 12PM
    MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)
    Eliana Villar Márquez Lecture
    Sponsored by Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Latin American Studies & Women's and Gender Studies 
    A Conversation with Catalonian-Spanish Writer
    Jorge/Jordi Carríon
    Tuesday, September 11 at 12:15PM
    Dooley Memorial Building 108
    A Conversation with Catalonian-Spanish Writer Jorge/Jordi Carríon
    Sponsored by Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

  • 2017-18

    La Hora del Café Presenta El referendo de Cataluña

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    Joaquín Roy
    Jean Monnet Chaire Director, European Union

    Jueves, 5 de octubre, 5PM | Merrick Building 210-2

    Actividad patrocinada por Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)


    CARLOS DECENA
    Associate Professor and Chair, Latino and Caribbean Studies
    Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

    October 16-19, 2017  | University of Miami

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    HEMISPHERIC CARIBBEAN STUDIES:
    COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND TEACHING PROPOSALS

    Friday, October 20, 2017  | Cuban Heritage Collection, Otto G. Richter Libary - 2nd Flr

    A one-day planning meeting at the University of Miami entitled “Hemispheric Caribbean Studies: Collaborative Research and Teaching Proposals” focused on extending UM partnerships and collaborations with FIU and universities in the Caribbean region. Colleagues from Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad were in attendance.

    This event is organized by the Marta S. Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and Hemispheric Caribbean Studies of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, and co-sponsored by American Studies Program, the Center for Hispanic & Caribbean Legal Studies, the Center for Humanities, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and Latin American Studies Program.


    Art Exhibit with Visiting Mexican Artist and Día de Muertos Cultural Celebration

    JORGE DOMINGUEZ CRUZ

    Friday, October 20 at 6PM | MLL Library (Merrick 210-02)


    Pi Delta Phi Kickoff Event

    Wednesday, October 25 at 4PM | Communication International Building 2055

     


     MLL Lecture Series

    PANNILL CAMP
    Associate Professor, Performing Arts Department
    Director of Graduate Studies - AM in Theater and Performance Studies
    Washington University in St. Louis

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    Public Lecture - Wednesday, October 25     5PM

    Titled: Freemasonry and Sentimental Dramaturgy in Enlightenment France
    Location: Communication International Building 2055

    Workshop - Thursday, October 26     12:30PM

    Titled: Montesquieu's Social Dramaturgy, or, the Second Science of Action
    RSVP to Logan Connors (logan.connors@miami.edu)
    Location: Center for the Humanities (Suite 100), Otto G. Richter Library

    Sponsored by the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Department of Theatre Arts and the Center for Humanities


    María Paulina Camejo

    el 25 de octubre a las 5:30PM | Whitten Learning Center 140


    Anna Veltfort

    Thursday, October 26 at 2PM | Merrick 203


    Conversación con Laury Leite

    Lunes, 22 de enero a las 10:10AM
    MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)

    THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE: Music and Women in the Afro-Caribbean Heritage

    Monday, January 29 at 12:30PM
    Otto G. Richter Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room

    Moderated by Dr. Eva Silot-Bravo

    RSVP to mll.events@miami.edu by Thursday January 26

    To view via Facebook Live, click here.

     


    Annual Graduate Student Conference

    LANDS OF FREEDOM?
    Oppressions, Subversions and Pursuits of Justice in a Changing World

    Keynote Speaker
    JAVIER SICILIA
    Activist, Poet & Novelist

    Friday, February 9, 2018
    Shalala Student Center - Activities Room
    1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables

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    Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures'sJoseph Carter Memorial Fund and the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas


    MLL Lecturer Series: Joseph Massad
    "The Price of Recognition: The One Islam and the Many"

    Monday, February 12 at 5PM
    Newman Alumni Center - Executive Boardroom
    6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL

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    MLL Internatinal Film Festival
    Migrations/Immigrations: Screening Crossings

    February 20-25, 2018


    II IMFLIT - International Meeting on Foreign Language Learning in Tandem
    Transcultural Language Learning: Toward Global Citizenship in (e)Tandem

    March 22-24, 2018  | University of Miami

     

    Learning foreign languages in-tandem has been used by many students and professionals, since it was developed in Europe in the seventies and eighties. Foreign language learning in-tandem is based on principles of peer collaboration, autonomy, and reciprocity with two speakers of different languages collaborate to learn the language of each other. In the present era of globalization, the development of new ICTs – Information Communication Technologies - have eliminated trans-geographical and transnational borders, providing foreign language teachers and students with new opportunities for communication and contact between languages and cultures. When these principles of collaboration and reciprocity are used in a virtual environment through the use of videoconferencing applications (like Skype), this context is called teletandem.

    The objective of this international meeting is to offer a context for researchers who are currently developing studies on teletandem learning to share their ideas and research progress with other colleagues, particularly (but not exclusively) those who are working with the developments of technology and foreign language learning in-tandem.

     Click here to learn more.

    Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures' Joseph Carter Memorial Fun, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Center for International Business Education & Research and Latin American Studies Program


    MLL Major & Minor Recruitment
    Languages & Cultures Without Borders

    Wednesday, March 28 from 1-4PM at The Rock

    Click‌ here to view photos from the event


    GIMENA DEL RIO RIANDE
    Refounding The Digital Humanities From the South

    Wednesday, March 28 at 4:00PM | School of Nursing Executive Board Room (102)


    "Son‌ Jarocho: A Mexican Regional Genre Turned Global Phenomenon"
    Delivered by Dr. Rafael Figueroa Hernández

    Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30PM | Consulate General de Mexico Instituto Nacional de Mexico en Miami


    PATRICIA YBARRA
    Latinx Theater in the Times of Neoliberalism

    Monday, April 9th at 6:00PM | Newman Alumni Center Executive Boardroom

    Co-Sponsored by the University of Miami Center for Humanities, Department of Theatre Arts, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund


    Sigma Delta Pi Induction Ceremony

    Wednesday, April 18 at 6PM | MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-01)


    Pi Delta Phi Induction Ceremony & End of the Year Celebration

    ‌Thursday, April 19 at 5PM | Scharlin Patio (Merrick Building)


     ‌Cartography as Epistemology: Thinking about Caribbean Spaces

    Friday, April 20th | Lowe Art Museum

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    What do maps tell us about how place and space are being known and invented?  How do maps build up identities? Why is this important?

    After a guided tour and introduction to the exhibit “Antillean Visions,” three internationally renowned scholars in Latin American and Caribbean Colonial Studies will be talking about Caribbean cartographies. Their presentations will focus on maps as forms of knowing, inventing and defining Caribbean spaces after 1492, and how these forms still affect Caribbean identities today.  


     Lecture & Workshop with Lauren Tilton

    Thursday, April 26 - Richter Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
    Friday, April 27 - School of Nursing - Executive Boardroom


    MLL Graduation & Awards Ceremony

    Thursday, May 10 at 2PM | Mahoney Pearson Residential College (Rm 112)


  • 2016-17

    MLL Lecture Series: A Talk by Dr. José Colmeiro
    Imágenes Movidas: Discursos audiovisuales desde la periferia gallega

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    Thursday, September 8 | 2:00PM
    Richter Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
     
    Frente al papel central que la Movida ha ocupado en la construcción de la imagen de la España postfranquista, una imagen fundamentalmente centralista alrededor del imaginario urbano de Madrid y centrada especialmente en la música que oculta otras periferalidades, esta presentación examina la doble periferalidad de los discursos audiovisuales de la Movida gallega, con especial atención a las innovaciones en los discursos gráficos y plásticos (revistas, diseño gráfico, artes plásticas y videocreación), que desde los márgenes remueven los cimientos de la cultura gallega tradicional y el pasado franquista, creando unos nuevos referentes visuales arraigados en Galicia que intentan reformular la relación centro-periferia.gundaMasa is a performance group committed to preserving and performing various Arfican influenced musical traditions from Cuba.
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    Bienvenue à French à UM

    Tuesday, September 13 | 12:15PM
    Richter Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
     
    Sponsored by: Pi Delta Phi - French Honor Society
     
     

    MLL Lecture Series: A Conversation with Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro and the presentation of her book of short stories, Golpes de gracia (La Pereza 2015)

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    Wednesday, September 14 | 5:00PM
    MLL Library (Merrick Building 210-2)
     
    Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Puerto Rico) es poeta, narradora, ensayista y novelista. Miembro del grupo Bogotá 39, sus libros denuncian y visibilizan apasionados enfoques que promueven la discusión de la afroidentidad y la sexodiversidad. Es autora, entre otros textos, de las novelas Caparazones (Egales 2010) y Violeta (Boreales 2013). Recientemente fue galardonada con el I Premio del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña en la Categoría de Cuento por una obra inédita. Su libro Las negras, ganador del I Lugar Nacional de Cuento PEN Club de Puerto Rico en 2013 y finalista del Premio Internacional José Ramón Piñeiro León 2014, Casa de Puerto Rico en España, explora los límites del devenir de personajes femeninos en la época esclavista, quienes desafían las jerarquías de poder. Ganadora además del Premio del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña en 2012 y el Premio Nacional del Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña en 2008, ha sido publicada en numerosos países, tales como España, México, Argentina, Colombia, Dinamarca, Inglaterra y Francia. Sus textos han sido asignados y estudiados en instituciones de renombre como el Instituto Cervantes de Estocolmo, el Black Cultural Center at Purdue University en Indiana, Vermont University, Universidad Autónoma de México, University of California en San Francisco y en varias instituciones de educación superior en Hungría, Canadá, Ecuador, entre otros. Su obra ha sido traducida al inglés, alemán, italiano, francés y húngaro.
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, La Pereza Ediciones and the Hispanic Heritage Literature Organization
     
     

    Digital Cultural Heritage: Preservation, Citizenship and Sustainable Development in Afro Latin America
    A Talk with Amilcar Priestley

    Thursday, October 27 at 12:30PM
    Cuban Heritage Collection - Conference Room
     
    This lecture will focus on the ways in which digital cultural heritage collection, preservation and engagement with digital technology can facilitate important aspects of citizenship including education, inclusion and equity. Specifically we will discuss the use of these methods in achieving  several key post-2015 sustainable development goals during what has been designated by the United Nations as the International Decade of Afrodescendants 2015-2024.

    Amilcar Priestley is the Director of the AfroLatin@® Project. The Project aims to facilitate the digital curation of Afrolatino experiences and histories by encouraging the use of digital tools for the socioeconomic and political development of Afrolatino communities. Priestley began his legal career as an associate at a boutique entertainment law practice and most recently served as a Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Westwood One, Inc. He is also the Principal at C.O.I. Consulting, LLC an intellectual property, licensing and digital media consulting firm and Co-Director of the Afro-Latino Festival NYC. Priestley is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Brooklyn Law School.

    Sponsored by: University of Miami Libraries, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and the American Studies Program.
     
     

    El género y los géneros: las representaciones LGBT en los géneros literarios
    Encuentro digital  con el escritor español  Carlos Mayo

    Thursday, November 10 at 9:30AM
    Dooley Memorial 116
     
    Carlos Mayo (España, 1990) es periodista y escritor. Es licenciado en Periodismo y Filología Catalana por la Universidad de Valencia y, actualmente, prepara su tesis doctoral en lengua y literatura, sobre la Ilustración en la isla de Menorca durante el siglo XVIII. En su faceta como periodista, ha colaborado con varios medios de comunicación e instituciones culturales. Como autor, empezó publicando cuentos cortos infantiles, entre los que se encuentran, La remor de les cigales (en catalán), Lo que sé del trueno y El gran premio. A pesar de ello, escribe literatura orientada principalmente al público juvenil. En este campo, destacan las novelas Etcétera y yo, ganadora del premio local en el XXX Concurso de Narrativa Infantil y Juvenil Vila de Ibi y pendiente de ser publicada, y Carreteras secundarias. Esta última obra ganó el XV Premio Odisea de Literatura en 2014, concedido a la mejor novela de temática LGBT en lengua española. El libro explora los límites de la identidad sexual de un grupo de adolescentes que viajan a través de España.
     

    MLL Lecture Series: Mayra Santos-Febres in conversation with Dr. Chrissy Arce
    Part of the University of Miami's Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Collective Hemispheric Crossings

    Monday, November 14 at 6:00PM
    Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
     
    Sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund in conjunction with the University of Miami Institute for the Americas.
     

    MLL Lecture Series: Gisèle Pineau
    Ecrire dans le contexte Post-Colonial Francais | Writing in the French Post-Colonial context

    Wednesday, November 16 at 5:00PM
    Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
     
    Gisèle Pineau was born of Guadeloupean parents in Paris in 1956. For her, France is not only the nation of her citizenship but also the country of her exile where she witnessed and endured several modalities of racism, exclusion and alienation, all of which will later on appear in her literary work. She studied modern literature at the University of Paris 10 – Nanterre, but interrupted these studies for a career of psychiatric nurse, a profession she has practiced in Guadeloupe during twenty years and whose echoing can be read in her Folie,aller simple. She published her first novel, La Grande drive des esprits in 1993 (awarded the “Carbet de la Caraïbe” prize – first time a woman writer received it). It will be followed by L’Espérance-macadam, L’Exil selon Julia, L’Ame prêtée aux oiseaux, Un Papillon dans la cité,  Chair piment  (which received the Prix des Hémisphères – Chantal Lapicque in 2002), Morne Câpresse, and Les Voyages de Merry Sisal, among many others. Several of her books have been translated in English and other languages. Gisèle Pineau has also co-authored with Marie Abraham an essay on women’s condition in the French Caribbean entitled Femmes des Antilles. She has been made Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government.

    Through the imaginary exploration of memory, exile and trauma, and the mixing of languages and styles, Pineau’s work features a remarkable feminist reflection on the French Caribbean in the islands and the metropolitan diaspora, and on the the intricacies between segregated and discriminated post-colonial Sub-Saharan African and Maghrebian individuals and communities in France; a profound questioning and subversive repositioning of the so called “francophone” socio-cultures as they are inscribed within the colonial fabric of exploitation of what was once the French Empire and the current “external” and “external” neo-colonial  geo - and socio – politics of France; and a radical denunciation of the structural and systemic xenophobia which resides at the very core of a supposedly “neutral” French identity. It also calls for an opening toward diversity, multiculturalism and hybridity as the potential future of contemporary France.

    Sponsored by the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund in conjunction with the University of Miami Institute for the Americas, Women's and Gender, Africana Studies, American Studies and the Embassy of France in the United States.
     

    Annual Graduate Student Conference: "Transnational Bodies in Contemporary Cultures"
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University

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    Friday, February 17
    Wesley Foundation Gallery
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     
     

    Expanding Visions: Women in the Medieval and Early Modern World
    XXII Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Conference

    March 2-4
    Wesley Foundation Gallery
     
    Sponsored by: University of Miami Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Center for the Humanities, the Department of History and Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    La Hora de Café Presenta el documental "El predicador" con la presencia de sus creadores Gustavo Ortiz y Oneyda González

    Thursday, March 2
    MLL Library (Merrick 210-2)
     
    Sponsored by: Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)
     

    Spaniards at UM: A Research Showcase with our Prestigious Guest: The Consul General of Spain, Mr. Cándido Creis

    Thursday, March 9
    MLL Library (Merrick 210-2)
     
    Sponsored by: College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
     

    La Hora de Café con D. Cándido Creis Estrada, Spanish General Consul

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    Thursday, March 9
    MLL Library (Merrick 210-2)
     
    Sponsored by: College of Arts & Sciences and Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)
     

    Languages & Cultures Without Borders

    Wednesday, March 29
    The Rock
     
    Sponsored by: Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Study Abroad, and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    Culture as Resource Symposium
    In honor of Dr. George Yúdice, Professor, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and Latin American Studies; Director, Miami Observatory on Communications and Creative Industries

    April 7-8
    Wesley Foundation Gallery
     
    Sponsored by: University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (MIA), the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund & the College of Arts & Sciences
     

    Sigma Delta Pi Induction Ceremony

     

    Thursday, April 13
    Ritcher Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
     

    Où La France? Les Élections Présidentielles Françaises À L'Université de Miami! Informations et Débats

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    Tuesday, April 18
    Whitten Learning Center 110
     

    Pi Delta Phi Induction Ceremony & French End of the Year Celebration

    Thursday, April 20
    Scharlin Family Patio (Merrick Building)
     

    Gamma Kappa Alpha Induction Ceremony

    Thursday, April 27
    MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-1)
     
     

    MLL Award Ceremony
    honoring our Outstanding Students & Graduating Majors


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    Thursday, May 11
    Wesley Foundation Gallery
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

  • 2015-16

    Una Conversacion con Luis Felipe Lomeli: Literatura y Violencia
    Moderada por Carlos Gamez Perez

    Luis Felipe Lomeli

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    1:15-2:30PM
    MLL Conference Room (Merrick Building 210-01)
     
    Luis Felipe Lomeli lead a discussion on his latest novel: Okigbo vs las transnacionales y otras historias de protesta.
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society & La Pereza Ediciones
     
     

    The Role of the Drum in the Practice and Preservation of Afro-Cuban Music
    Performance & Workshop by Ogunda Masa

    Ogunda Masa - Drummers

    Tuesday, September 15 | 12:30PM
    CAS Gallery - Wesley Center
     
    OgundaMasa is a performance group committed to preserving and performing various Arfican influenced musical traditions from Cuba. OgundaMasa is comprised of musicians, educators and cultural affiliates working as a collective to continue and extend the traditions in the South Florida area. The array of is vast and involves elements of Rumab, Bata, Palo, Bembe, Guiro, all of which are folkloric traditions that the group performs in both secular and religious settings.

    Beyond performing, the group seeks to research, teach and preserve the traditions to which it is tied. Members hold regular workshops through the South Florida area.
     
    Brief introduction by Dr. Michelle Maldonado, Professor of Religious Studies
    Moderated by Dr. Christine Arce, Professor of Spanish
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Africana Studies and American Studies
     
     

    Lecture & Discussion with Clorinda Donato
    "Domesticating Italian Queerness in Eighteenth-Century England:  John Cleland’s The True History and Adventures of Catharine Vizzani"

    Monday, November 9, 2015
    5:00PM
    Communication International Bldg 4051 (School of Communication)
     
    In 1751 John Cleland published anonymously the translation “The True History and Adventures of Catharine Vizzani.”   This short text of some thirty pages recounts the medical, sexual, and social history of its female working class protagonist, Catharine Vizzani. Over the past twenty years, it has become one of the primary texts used by scholars of Sapphic literature and same-sex female love to analyze and document queer female relationships in eighteenth century Britain.  However, Cleland’s translation is so British in fact, that its purported Italian provenance had all but been forgotten.  The source text by Italian anatomist Giovanni Bianchi, Breve storia di Caterina Vizzani has only recently begun to receive scholarly attention in Italy and is hardly known outside of Italian circles. Indeed, it has been easy to surmise that claims of the text’s Italian origins had been merely fabricated by Cleland as a means of distancing himself from the potential scandal that the contents of the text might cause in light of the notoriety he had acquired as a result of authoring Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill).  I am currently writing a monograph that focuses on restoring the Italian source text to Italian eighteenth-century studies by interpreting it within its original cultural context, as well as providing an intercultural reading of Cleland’s translation. What emerges upon comparison of the two versions, original and translated, is a thoroughly divergent presentation of gender as a function of the different audiences that author, Giovanni Bianchi, and translator, John Cleland, were addressing.  Indeed, Cleland, the translator of Bianchi’s medically and sociologically motivated narrative of same-sex female relationships prompted a condemnatory rewriting of the text in the hands of Cleland, the translator.  This paper will explore the issues at stake in the discussion of female sexuality for Cleland, author of Fanny Hill, and Cleland, translator of female desire in “The True History and Adventures of Catharine Vizzani” in comparison with the intent of Italian author, Giovanni Bianchi.
     

    Inter Comprehension Workshop

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    CAS Gallery
     
    This workshop will offer alternative strategies to second language teaching using Spanish as a basis to introduce skills to teach other Romance languages such as Italian, Portuguese, and French, among others. Research has shown not only a dramatic rise of minors and majors at other universities by modifying their curricula in this fashion but also a more practical acquisition of the language by preparing this new generation of potential polyglots for the rapidly changing world outside the university.

    Workshop leaders are three experts in the inter-comprehension field. They will discuss the advantages, both administratively and pedagogically, of modifying our instruction and methods in order to embrace the Spanish-speaking community. They will demonstrate how totakeadvantageofSpanishasatoolto introduce a second or even third Romance language to interested students. This new methodology also calls for a non-punitive approach to “code-switching,” allowing students to switch back and forth between Spanish and the new Romance language being studied. By doing so, we allow the learner to freely associate/ disassociate and make mental connections between the two Romance languages and, as a result, create a classroom where students can start using their oral communicative skills right from the get-go.

    Workshop Leaders:
    Clorinda Donato (Cal State University Long Beach) - “What is Intercomprehension?”
    Irene Zanini-Cordi (Florida State University) - “The FSU Experience: From Spanish to Italian”
    Barbara Spinelli (Columbia University)- “Adopting a Plurilingual Approach in a Web 2.0 Environment”
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & The College of Arts and Sciences
     

    "The French Republic Brought to the Test of Parity and Diversity"
    Lecture and Discussion with Rejane Senac

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    4:00PM
    CAS Gallery
     
    After a global crisis that sparked in 2008 and in the lost decade that it is proving to be, Western neoliberal democracies appear, more than ever, to reproduce social and economic inequalities (Piketty, 2013). In this context, Réjane Sénac’s research scrutinizes the promotion of parity and diversity and attempts to grasp what their contemporary usage says about the equality principle in 21st-century France. The resilience of gender, race and social inequalities cannot be seen as a mere imperfection in the implementation of the “Liberty, equality, brotherhood” maxim, but as an illustration of the ambivalence inherent to these very principles. The main question guiding Sénac’s analysis can be put as follows: How does the concept of diversity, as it is framed in France, attempt to reconcile three competing notions: a republican equality entrenched in a universalistic tradition, the politics of identity facing a multicultural challenge, and a neoliberal focus on social investment (Esping-Andersen, 2009)?
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Department of Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies Program and The French Authors on Tour Books Series, the French Consulate of Miami
     

    A Poetry Reading in Spanish with Ana Merino
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    5:30PM
    MLL Library (Merrick Building 210-02)
     
    Ana Merino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Iowa, specializing in Creative Writing. She also works on Comics and Graphic Novels Criticism, Testimonial Representations and theories of Childhood Poverty and Marginality. She has published seven books of poetry, a youth novel, a scholarly book on comics and numerous articles and essays. Her poetry has been translated to several languages and it's included in more than twenty collections. Currently she is working on a scholarly book about the representations of marginal childhood and working on a project with artist Félix de la Concha focused focus on the memory of the Holocaust and its Survivors. Merino is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Cartoon Studies. In the summer of 2010 Merino created the Spanish Creative Literacy Project (SCLP) as an outreach project through the Spanish MFA and the undergraduate Spanish Creative Writing initiative at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. 
     
    Ana Merino is a prolific and versatile author who works in many different genres including poetry, critical writing, short stories, and novels. She also writes about comics and graphic novels and theories of childhood in contexts of poverty and marginality. Her publications include a scholarly book on comics titled El Comic Hispánico (Cátedra, 2003), a critical monograph on Chris Ware, American comic book artist (Sinsentido, 2005), a novel for young adults, El hombre de los dos corazones (Anaya, 2009) and seven books of poetry:  Preparativos para un viaje (Rialp, 1995, winner of the XLVIII Premio Adonais); Los días gemelos, (Visor, 1997); La voz de los relojes (Visor, 2000); Juegos de niños/”Child’s Play” (Visor, 2003, winner of the Premio Fray Luis de León, Harbor Mountain Press, 2012); Compañera de celda/”Cell Mate” (Visor, 2006, Harbor Mountain Press, 2007); and Curación (Visor, 2010, winner of the Accésit Premio Jaime Gil de Biedma). Other publications by Merino are the children’s book Hagamos caso al tigre/”Let’s Follow the Tiger! ” (Anaya, 2010); and a bilingual anthology, Schere,Stein, Papier und andere Gedichte (teamart Verlag Zürich, 2009) (“Ana Merino – CV”).
     

    A Poetry Reading in Spanish with Ana Merino
    “Documentos, realidades y espacios virtuales en la obra de Rodolfo Peraza y Javier Castro”

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    Thursday, November 19, 2015
    11:00AM
    MLL Conference Room (Merrick Building 210-01)
     
    Rodolfo Peraza born in Cuba, 1980, a year closely associated with the birth of “new Cuban art,” belongs to the generation of young artists that has inherited a legacy of the hard-fought freedom of individual artistic expression. While questions of isolation, loneliness, and self-identity persist, his work traverses the confines of geographic and personal borders through technology. Using the internet, social media, and animation, Peraza creates a body of work that explores the moral, spiritual, and social modes of conduct governing society. 
     
    Javier Castro has been working with art installations, videos and photography to capture survival modes in Cuban society since 2004. He presents accurate images through direct recordings with an anthropological look, exposing subjects that have great interest: violence, economics, language and sexuality. This year he received a scholarship for emerging artists with the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami. 
     
    Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures & The Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    Nobel Laureate Abdessattar Ben Moussa
    Human Rights, Justice, and Democracy

    Monday, January 25, 2016
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lowe Art Museum
     
    President of the Tunisian Human Rights League, a Lawyer and one of the members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, Ben Moussa was a leader of the Quartet's successful mediation efforts following Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution in 2011, which overthrew the longtime authoritarian president. The quartet received the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2015 for its role in the building of a new democracy and creation of the most progressive constitution in the region's history. As former president of the Tunisian Order of Lawyers, and as current head of the Tunisian Human Rights League, Ben Moussa continues to devote his career to working within the legal system for human rights and justice. He also run investigations into corruption and human rights abuses of the now-deposed Zine Ben Ali’s administration. Ben Moussa will describe the successful strategies used by the Quartet and address the ongoing need to seek justice and democracy throughout the region.
     
     
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and the College of Arts & Sciences
     

    MLL Annual Graduate Conference: "Recycling Culture(s): Poetics & Practices of Sustainability

    Friday, February 12, 2016
    8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    CAS Gallery 
     
    Moments of crisis make possible new forms of expression, including cultural initiatives, social cooperatives, and political movements informed by diverse concepts of recycling and sustainability. “Recycling” engulfs more than reusing materials; it also means re-appropriating and repurposing ideas, resources, and forms of cultural production to new ends. For instance, the Cartonera publishing groups of Buenos Aires; Milan’s “Piano City;” Casablanca’s Abbatoirs; the repurposed pieces of tire, plastic, and metal that enclose and adorn André Eugène’s mother and child in Ayiti Pap Peri; and Miami’s Wynwood Arts District all emerge from radically distinct situations of local crisis, and yet, they share sustainable and communal approaches to understanding and addressing social, political, and economic quandaries that are shared across the globe.
     
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and the College of Arts & Sciences
     
     

    MLL Lecture Series: Dr. Lawrence LaFountain-Stokes
    "Diasporic Puerto Rican Transgender Genealogies: From Mario Montez to Mala Mala"‌

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    Monday, February 29, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01) 
     
    Puerto Rican drag queens and transgender women have played a central role in American avant-garde cinema and performance, LGBT activism, and contemporary mass-media entertainment. In this talk I discuss Mario Montez’s pioneering negotiation of shame and sinverguëncería in Andy Warhol’s Screen Test #2 (1965), Holly Woodlawn’s engagement with poverty and welfare in Warhol and Paul Morissey’s Trash (1970), and contemporary rearticulations of politics and identity in Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles’ documentary Mala Mala (2014). I frame these in relation to other contributions such as those of Stonewall veteran Sylvia Rivera (represented cinematographically in a diversity of films) and to the Puerto Rican presence on the first seven seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009-2015). I analyze these interventions as instantiations of translocas, which is to say, vernacular transgender identities and practices that negotiate diaspora.
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    Cold War Quixote: Cervantes in Post-War US
    Lecture by William Childers, Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center

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    March 18-19, 2016
    MLL Conference Room
    Merrick Building 210-01
     
    The success of Man of La Mancha has cut us off from an approach to Don Quixote as a satirical and experimental work, prevalent among writers and filmmakers in the U.S. during the Cold War. Unlike the famous musical, whose theme song is recognized everywhere, American interest in Cervantes’s novel after World War II is very little known. My current project is a reconstruction of what I term the “activist Quixotism” thriving in the period. This talk focuses mainly on the year 1965, a year in which many Quixote-related projects were coming to fruition, and whose true significance as a turning-point in the history of the reception of Cervantes on our shores has never been adequately explained.
     
    Dr. Childers’ talk is part of the X Florida Cervantes Symposium, which will be held in the Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room, March 18-19, 2016.  Organized by Anne J. Cruz, the symposium, which is held annually in Florida, this year commemorates the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death. It will include talks by Cervantes scholars and MLL graduate students on Cervantes and his world.
     
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and the Cervantes Society of America
     

    French Canadian Tourists, Immigrants and Snowbirds in Florida, 1850-2015
    Lecture by Serge Dupuis, Postdoctoral Fellow, CEFAN, Université Laval

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    12:30 pm
    MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01)
     
    This conference will begin with the sociology of North American Francophone communities in order to better understand the position of French Canadians, as well as other Francophones in Florida, on the community-language axis. We will discuss diverse historical examples of French Canadian settlers, tourists, immigrants, snowbirds, and descendants in order to demonstrate where these groups have fallen on this axis. Whereas settlers, immigrants and descendents tended to integrate rapidly into Floridian society, tourists were seldom affected by their sojorn, other than through the acquisition of certain traits of American consumerism. In fact, snowbirds are the ones who have sought to reconstitute microcosms of French Canadian societies with associations, neighbourhoods, and French mass, but only during the Winter season. This presentation will also allude to other Florida Francophones (French and Haitian migrants for the most part) with which French Canadians are developing relations in French-language commercial, journalistic and medical spaces. However, these links remain too fragmentary to establish institutions that can transmit culture, such as French-language schools, to emerge in the main areas where French-speakers find themselves.
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    Originally from Sudbury (Ontario), Serge Dupuis is a historian and postdoctoral fellow at the Chaire pour le développement de la recherche sur la culture d’expression française en Amérique du Nord (CEFAN) at Quebec City’s Université Laval. His research interests include the histories of the relationship between Quebec and North American Francophone minorities, the Francophonie movement, French-language education in Ontario, as well as French Canadians in Florida. His masters thesis has been expanded and become his first monograph. Plus peur de l’hiver que du Diable: une histoire des Canadiens français en Floride was published by the Éditions Prise de parole in February 2016.
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    Languages Without Borders
    MLL Major & Minor Reruitment

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    The Rock/UC Lower Lounge
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and the College of Arts & Sciences
     

    A German Poetry Performance

    Sunday, April 7, 2016
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    CAS Gallery
     

    Latin American Philosophy of Education Society Symposium

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    Thursday, April 14, 2016 & Friday, April 15, 2016
     

    MLL Honor Thesis Presentation
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    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    MLL Conference Room
     

    MLL Award Ceremony

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    May 4, 2016
    Richter Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
     
     

    Estudio Cubanos: Nuevas Voces, Nuevas Perspectivas

    May 20-21, 2016
    CAS Gallery 
     
     
    Sponsored by: #CubaNow, Miami Institute for the Americas, Center for Communication, Culture and Change, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, College of Arts & Sciences, Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Carter Fund, Department of Mathematics, American Studies, Department of Anthropolgy and School of Communications: Journalism & Media Management

  • 2014-15

    Global Imaginaries, Media & Aestetics
    A Symposium on and with Nestor Garcia Canclini

    Nestor Garcia Canclini

    Friday, October 3, 2014
    5:00 - 9:00PM
    CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation
     
    Three UM scholars and a Mexican media and urban studies scholar will address two recently published books by Nestor Garcia Canclini - Imagined Globalization and Art Beyond Itself: Anthropology for a Society Without a Storyline- as well as situate those books in his long trajectory and current research. The books will be on sale at the event.
     
    Sponsored by: UM College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, the Center for Humanities, the Center for Latin American studies & the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.
     

    MLL Lecture Series: Claude Coste
    "I Have Always Wanted to Articulate My Moods:" Roland Barthes

    Claude Coste

    Tuesday, October 28 | 5:30PM
    Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
     
    Claude Coste is Professor of 19th, 20th and 21st French, Francophone and Comparative Literature at the Uni- versity of Grenoble, where he is the current Chairman of the Department of French Language, Literature and Civilization. He directs the Research Center for the Study of 19th - 20th - 21st Century Literature and Perform- ing Arts, and is a member of the board of the PHILA (Philosophy, History, Imaginary, Literature and the Arts) section of the French National Center for Scientific Research. A leading, worldwide known scholar on Roland Barthes, on whom he has published 100+ articles in French and international journals, Claude Coste is the author of Barthes moraliste and Bêtise de Barthes, the co-editor of the forthcoming Dictionnaire Barthes (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2015), and the critical editor at the Editions du Seuil of several of Barthes’ major works including Comment vivre ensemble (2003), Le Discours amoureux (2007), and S/Z (2011). He has also edited a special issue of the Revue des Sciences Humaines on Barthes (2002), an anthology of Textes choisis de Barthes (Paris: Le Seuil, 2010), and, most recently, co-edited a volume on Barthes au Maroc . Professor Coste has also edited Litterature et musique dans la France contemporaine; and he has authored the books Essais d’écrivains contemporains sur la musique (Paris: Classiques Garnier, forthcoming), and Les Malheurs d’Orphée, Musique et littérature au 20ème siècle. He is a contributor to the Encyclopédie Wagner and Le Wagner des Phi- losophes. He has also edited the seminal collective volume entitled Theories européennes des études franco- phones. A member of the board of France’s Centre National Universitaire, Claude Coste is on the editorial board of Les Cahiers du 19ème siècle, the Revue des Sciences Humaines, and the book series La Fabrique de l’oeuvre.
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     
     

    MLL Lecture Series: Dr. Joan Kelly Hall
    International Practices and Actions Comprising L2 Teaching-and-Learning

    Joan Kelly Hall

    Wednesday, November 5, 2015 | 11:00AM
    MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01)
     
    This presentation focuses on current research that draws on the micro-analytic power of conversation analysis to examine the multimodal practices and actions by which L2 teaching-and-learning are accomplished.  We will take a close look at findings on two practices. The first is teacher self-talk, a practice that maintains student engagement in instruction and at the same time creates opportunities for empathetic relationships to develop between teachers and students.  The second practice helps preserve L2 teachers’ epistemic status as expert language knowers when their status is challenged by student questions about grammar. The findings allow us to see what really happens in L2 classrooms and thus provide us with “instructive descriptions of our worlds that rewrite how we see” (Macbeth, 2013).   The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the implications of such insights for L2 teaching and teacher preparation programs.
     
    Sponsored by:The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    XXI Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group Meeting

    SCT Research Workshop - 2014

    November 6-8, 2014
    Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
     
    Sponsored by:The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures & University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    Ficciones Criminales: Estampa De las Crisis (2008-2014)
    Presentation & Discussion with Author Jorge Volpi

    Jorge Volpi - Feb 10 Events

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation
     
    Ficciones criminales: estampas de la crisis (2008-2014) son una puesta ante el espejo del pasado más inmediato, pretérito que es casi presente todavía, en tanto el mundo vive aún bajo los efectos con que estos convulsos años han contaminado una realidad nunca antes tan compleja. Siempre a mitad de camino entre el ensayo, la crónica, el reportaje y el divertimento, estas páginas no se constituyen en grave alegato de la desilusión, sino que apuestan por la lucidez, la objetividad y la perspicacia al atravesar  el entramado de estrategias, latitudes, ideologías y fanatismos de las geografías y culturas que retrata y que, al sol de hoy, parecieran insalvables.
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
    Centro Cultural Español and La Pereza Ediciones
     

    20th Medieval, Renaissancce & Baroque Symposium: Re-Visioning Early Modern Hispanics
    Dedicated to Dr. Anne J. Cruz

    February 19-21, 2015
    CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation Building
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund and The Center for the Humanities
     
     

    MLL 13th Annual Graduate Conference
    Born Digital: Reformatting Humanities in the 21st Century | Keynote by Dr. George Yudice titled "All the World's A Cloud"

    Born Digital Conference - GRAD Conference

    March 20-21, 2015
    MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01) | CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation
    Keynote Address at the Gasglow & Jewell Stanley Lecture Hall (School of Architecture)
     
    Sponsored by:The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     

    MLL Lecture Series: "A Nahua-Christian Guide to Life: Deciphering a Seventeenth-Century Mexican Pictorial Catechism"
    Presentation by Louise Burkhart,Professor of Anthropology, University at Albany, SUNY

    MLL Lecture Series - Louise Burkhart 2015

    March 26, 2015
    MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01)
     
    Louise Burkhart's research focuses on the religion of Nahuatl-speakers in central Mexico, tracing their development of a version of Christianity that suited their world view, more philosophy and aesthetics as well as their situation in a colonial political economy. She has worked extensively with Nahuatl catechistic and devotional literature writte by native authors and European priests. She recently completed a four-volume study on colonial Nahuatl drama. Her principal goal is to advance the understanding of cultural change beyond traditional models of "syncretism" and "acculturation" in a way that takes account of how systems of signification operate and also treats the indigenous people as active arbiters of change.
     
    Sponsored by:The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund
     
     

     The College of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of English, History, Philosophy and Modern Languages & Literatures Present a Lecture & Workshop with Dr. Michael J. McGandy, Senior Editor for American History, American Politics, New York State and Urban Studies at Cornell University Press


    Michael McGandy

    Wednesday, April 8 | 10:00AM
    MLL Conferencer Room
     
    Dr. McGandy will deliver a general talk on crafting and pitching book projects. Dr. McGandy will discuss macro-publishing trends in relation to markets and technology that should inform how people shape their work, approach editors, and anticipate how the process will go. He will have some general comments on practical attitudes authors should take and then will open up his talk to an informal discussion of a sample letter to an editor. Attendees will be invited to stay afterward to chat and network with Dr. McGandy.

    Intended Audience: Graduate students and tenure-track assistant professors | Light Lunch will be served
     
    Monday, April 13 | 10:00AM
    Ritcher Library - 3rd Floor Conference Room
     
    Dr. McGandy will have a workshop for 15 people in which draft proposals are circulated to McGandy for comment and perhaps to the other attendees. He will work on the proposals and make comments and edits in track changes, lock that down in PDF, and then bring print outs to the workshop to give back to the attendees. Before participants get down to the work of the meeting, McGandy will offer introductory comments about proposals, timing of proposals, and working with editors. Proposals will be shared with all participants before-hand so all can engage in open discussion in a peer-critique format and make this a general sharing of ideas, impressions, and strategies. McGandy would like this to be as open and round-table in format as possible.

    Please submit your proposals internally to Dr. Gema Pérez-Sánchez (gema@miami.edu) no later than April 1.
    Important Notice: Proposals for this workshop will be sent to Dr. McGandy in Word format so he can comment on them ahead of time.

    Intended Audience: Graduate students and tenure-track assistant professors.
    Limited to 15 participants; priority will be given to members of sponsoring departments; however, the workshop is open to auditors, specially graduate students.
    Light Lunch will be served

     

     Viaje One Way: Edicion de Pedro Medina Leon y Hernan Vera Alvarez

    Viaje One Way - Book Presentation

    Thursday, April 16 | 6:00PM
    MLL Conference Room
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
     

    Pedagogical Workshop on Civic Engagement
    Keynote Speaker: Ann Abbott, Professor of Spanish, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

    Civic Engagement

    Thursday, April 23, 2015
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Newman Alumni Center - Executive Conference Room
     
    Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund & The University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences
     

    Estudios Cubanos Symposium
    Nuevas Voces, Nuevas Perspectivas‌

    Saturday, May 23, 2015
    CAS Gallery at the Wesley Foundation
     
     

  • 2013-14

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - BELLA ADDORMENTATA

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    LC 120 (The Learning Center)


    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM All showings will be held on Wednesdays in LC 120 at 7:30 p.m. All Films are in Italian with English Subtitles Admission is free.

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    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - il rosso e il blu

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    LC 120 (The Learning Center)
     
    All showings will be held on Wednesdays in LC 120 at 7:30 p.m | All Films are in Italian with English Subtitles Admission is free.
     

    Film Screening: BYE BYE (Karim Dridi)
    Cinema From the Maghreb in France

    Monday, September 30, 2013
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery

    CINEMA FROM THE MAGHREB IN FRANCE: REFLECTIONS ON, OF AND FROM MOROCCO FREE! Refreshments will be served. All films have English Subtitles.

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    "TIME FOR OUTRAGE" AROUND THE WORLD
    12th Annual Graduate Conference Modern Languages and Literatures

    Thursday, October 3, 2013
    4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)
     
    REGISTRATION AND KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Keynote Speaker: Dr. Juan Freire, Universidade de Coruna Reception to follow.
     
     

    "TIME FOR OUTRAGE" AROUND THE WORLD
    12th Annual Graduate Conference Modern Languages and Literatures

    Friday, October 4, 2013
    7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Merrick 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)
     
    PARTICIPANT PRESENTATIONS KEYNOTE WORKSHOP Breakfast and lunch provided. Reception to follow.
     

    Memories of Overdevelopment
    Dir. Miguel Coyula will present his film at Cosford Cinema on Sunday, Oct 13th and Thursday October 17th.

    Sunday, October 13, 2013
    7:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cosford Cinema
     
    We have invited Cuban director, Miguel Coyula, to present his film at Cosford Cinema on Sunday, Oct 13th and Thursday October 17th. There will be a discussion with the director Sunday evening, and Dr. Lillian Manzor will lead a discussion on the original film it was based on. Coyula's piece offers a fascinating perspective that re-imagines the classic film and novel, Memories of Underdevelopment by Edmundo Desnoes. This movie can only be seen at festivals or in special screenings, thus, it is a unique opportunity to see the film and converse with one of Cuba's most vanguard filmmakers whose unique use of montage and anime makes it a visually spectacular experience. http://www.cosfordcinema.com/

    Film Screening: 100% ARABICA
    Cinema From the Maghreb in France

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery


    CINEMA FROM THE MAGHREB IN FRANCE: REFLECTIONS ON, OF AND FROM MOROCCO FREE! Refreshments will be served. All films have English Subtitles.

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    Film Screening: SALUT COUSIN
    Cinema From the Maghreb in France

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery
     
    CINEMA FROM THE MAGHREB IN FRANCE: REFLECTIONS ON, OF AND FROM MOROCCO FREE! Refreshments will be served. All films have English Subtitles.
     
     

    Theorizing Revolutionary Filmaking Across the Atlantic: Cuban Networking (Godard, Alea, Goytisolo)

    Friday, November 15, 2013
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Merrick 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)


    Lecture by Susan Martin-Marquez
     
     

    HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities
    Inaugural lecture for the IRG on Digital Humanities

    Thursday, January 23, 2014
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery
     
    Todd Presner University of California Los Angeles Inaugural lecture for the IRG on Digital Humanities HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities This talk will showcase a range of projects from historical mapping to social media mapping/visualization.
     

    Developing a Curriculum in Urban Humanities/Digital Humanities
    Workshop with Todd Presner

    Friday, January 24, 2014
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Richter Library 3rd Floor Digital Exploratory


    Todd Presner University of California Los Angeles Developing a Curriculum in Urban Humanities/Digital Humanities This workshop will focus on methods, tools, technologies, and curricular issues for these interdisciplinary paradigms.
     

    UM Italian Film Series Screening

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cosford Cinema
     
    FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC | All will be shown in COSFORD with English Subtitles
     
     

    Language Ideologies in Late Modernity (with examples from francophone Canada)
    Guest Lecture: Dr. Monica Heller

    Thursday, February 6, 2014
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Merrick 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)
     
    This talk will address some of the ways that the conditions of late modernity (particularly globalized capitalism and state neoliberalism) destabilize our long-held ideas about the relationship between language, culture, identity, nation and state, and indeed about language itself. In particular, it will discuss post-national ironizations of modern discursive assemblages, and the commodification of language and culture in ways which both draw on modern ideas about language as index of national authenticity and neoliberal ideas about flexible skilled workers. The talk draws on several decades of ethnographic fieldwork in francophone Canada. Monica Heller is a Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto. She is currently also President of the American Anthropological Association (as which she tweets as @anthroprez, in case you're interested). Her most recent publications include Paths to Postnationalism: A Critical Ethnography of Language and Identity (2011, Oxford University Press) and Language in Late Capitalism: Pride and Profit (co-edited with Alexandre Duchene, 2012, Routledge).

    UM Italian Film Series Screening

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cosford Cinema
     
    FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC | All will be shown in COSFORD with English Subtitles
     

    UM Italian Film Series Screening

    Wednesday, February 25, 2014
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cosford Cinema
     
    FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC | All will be shown in COSFORD with English Subtitles
     

    UM Italian Film Series Screening

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cosford Cinema
     
    FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC | All will be shown in COSFORD with English SubtitlesSee

    UM Italian Film Series Screening
    Conference around Internationally Acclaimed Author Abdellah Taia

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cosford Cinema
     
    FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC | All will be shown in COSFORD with English Subtitles
     

    International Conference: Modalities of Engagement and Desire
    Conference around Internationally Acclaimed Author Abdellah Taia

    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SAC and Cosford Cinema
     

    International Conference: Modalities of Engagement and Desire
    Conference around Internationally Acclaimed Author Abdellah Taia

    Friday, April 4, 2014
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SAC (Student Activities Center)


    UM Italian Film Series Screening
    Conference around Internationally Acclaimed Author Abdellah Taia

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cosford Cinema
     
    FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC! All will be shown in COSFORD with English Subtitles.

     

  • 2012-13

    Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virigilio Pinera's Theatre

    Thursday, August 30, 2012
    7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Varies Locations
     
    University of Miami Ring Theatre and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in Association with FUNDarte Present ABSURD CELEBRATION: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre Tribute Includes Five Productions from Cuba’s Most Important Playwright Coral Gables, FL- July 16, 2012 – In celebration of the centenary of the birth of controversial Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera, the University of Miami (UM) Jerry Herman Ring Theatre will present five of his brilliant plays under the title of Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre. The plays are produced by a combination of national and international companies and UM Department of Theatre Arts. ABSURD CELEBRATION has been chosen as the kick-off event for Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts at the University of Miami. The five plays and their associated production companies are as follows: Cuba · Aire Frío (Cold Air) by Argos Teatro, Aug. 17-19; Spain · El juego de Electra (Electra’s Play ) by Mephisto Teatro - Artes y Producciones Artísticas, Aug. 24-26; Cuba · Los siervos (The Serfs) by Teatro de la Luna, Aug. 31- Sept. 2; USA · Una caja de zapatos vacía (An Empty Shoebox) by E. G. Production, Sept. 7 - 9; USA · Carrying Water in a Sieve, an evening of two one-act plays: You Always Forget Something and False Alarm by UM Department of Theatre Arts, Sept. 14 – 22, 2012. Aire Frío, El juego de Electra, Los siervos and Una caja de zapatos vacía will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles. Carrying Water in a Sieve will be performed in English with Spanish supertitles . All performances are at UM’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124; Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. There is also a discounted Festival Package that includes admission to all five plays. Festival Packages are $75 for general admission and $60 for students and seniors. To buy tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 305-284-3355 or purchase online at www.miami.edu/ring. In addition to the performances, there will be a three-day international symposium called “Sexual and Cultural Politics in Virgilio’s Theater” at the University of Miami Wesley Gallery, August 30 to September 1st, and an exhibit of Piñera’s materials at the University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection at the Otto G. Richter Library from August 30 – December 15, 2012. About Virgilio Piñera Virgilio Piñera Llera (1912-1979) is one of Latin America’s most important playwrights. He is credited for having brought modernism to Latin American theatre and for having written the first theatre of the absurd play. He lived in Argentina for 12 years, where he befriended writers such as Jorge Luis Borges and Witold Gombrowicz, and collaborated with the literary magazines Sur (Buenos Aires) and Orígenes (La Habana). He died in Cuba, ostracized for his misunderstood creativity, his homosexuality, and his unprejudiced and irreverent personality. As the consummate artist and rebel, Virgilio has become a symbol for the quest of artistic freedom and renovation of styles in literature, the visual arts, and mass media. Additional support for ABSURD CELEBRATION comes from The Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, The City of Coral Gables, Centro Cultural Español, ABC Charters, Xael Charters, and from the following University of Miami entities: The Cuban Theater Digital Archive, Program in Women and Gender Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Humanities and the Otto G. Richter Library’s Cuban Heritage Collection. High-resolution images are available upon request. ### The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. www.miami.edu SUMMARY OF VIRGILIO’S PLAYS August 17-19: Aire Frío / Cold Air. Argos Teatro (Cuba). Director: Carlos Celdrán Internationally renowned director, Carlos Celdrán, comes to the U.S. for the first time with his version of Virgilio Piñera’s masterpiece. We see the Romaguera family for a dazzling period of twenty years obsessed with their frustrations and dreams. The protagonist, Luz Marina, is struggling to make ends meet due to their family’s dire economic condition. Art, filial relationships, marital conflicts, and the heat, always the heat, are some elements of this play that, although written 50 years ago, continues to be relevant nowadays. August 24-26: El juego de Electra / Electra’s Play. Mephisto Teatro and Artes y Producciones Artísticas (Spain). Director – Liuba Cid Based on Virgilio Piñera’s classic Electra Garrigó, the play that marks Cuba’s entrance to Modernism, Liuba Cid’s version brings to Miami a Cuban-Spanish cast of stars which includes Yolanda Ruíz as Clytemnestra and Strawberry and Chocolate’s Vladimir Cruz as Agamemnon. Centered on the play’s classic myth, this version underscores seduction and the psychological, sociological and human depth of its main characters. The non-realist staging, however, is stylized by the avant-garde theatrical languages of Virgilio’s times. August 31-Sept. 2: Los Siervos / The Serfs. Teatro de la Luna (Cuba). Director – Raúl Martín After three sold-out performances of Delirio Habanero last October at the Miami Dade County Auditorium, Teatro de la Luna returns to Miami with Los siervos / The Serfs. Written in 1955 as a mockery of the false ideology of Soviet Communism, it is an anti-bourgeois farce that derides hierarchies, dictatorships, and the many uses and abuses of power that determine human conduct. Its director takes advantage of absurdist techniques, singing and dancing to bring us a brilliant and funny play that from stage design to acting techniques is far from the realism we are used to seeing in the contemporary American stage. September 7-9: Una caja de zapatos vacía / An Empty Shoe Box. E. G. Productions (Miami). Director – Eloy Ganuza Twenty-five years after the world premiere in Miami, Eloy Ganuza brings to the stage a new version of Piñera’s classic about power relationships. Three characters rehearse the transfer of power to the mightiest. This new production highlights the interconnections between gender, sexuality and politics through the use of black humor, music and dance. September 14-22: Carrying Water in a Sieve: an evening of two one acts: You Always Forget Something and False Alarm. UM Jerry Herman Ring Theatre (Miami). Director - Henry Fonte Translation by Kate Eaton Produced by the University of Miami’s Department of Theatre Arts and Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, these two delightful one-act comedies highlight Piñera’s playful sense of humor. The first, You Always Forget Something, is a fanciful comedy about four eccentric women who try to make order out of a capricious society, but by doing so they create chaos, disorder, and mayhem. The other, False Alarm, hilariously portrays the predicament of a man charged with murder who struggles to save his crumbling sanity in the face of a demented widow and an irrational judge. Both short plays exemplify Piñera’s unique writing style and his wonderfully absurd sense of humor. MEDIA CONTACTS (English): University of Miami Elizabeth Amore or 305-284-5500 FUNDarte (Spanish): Ever Chavez ever@fundarte.us 305-316-6165.
     
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival - 2nd Annual Event
    FILM TITLE: "Benvenuti al nord" (Welcome to the North") dir. Miniero, 2012

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 140
     
    UM's 2nd Annual Italian Film Festival / Il film festival italiano di UM - All Films in Italian with English Subtitles
     
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival - 2nd Annual Event
    FILM TITLE: "E nata una star?" ("A Star was Born?") dir. Pellegrini, 2012

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 140
     
    UM's 2nd Annual Italian Film Festival / Il film festival italiano di UM -  Supported in part by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian Language and culture. All Films in Italian with English Subtitles
     

    Guest Lecture: Dr. Deborah Jenson
    READING AFRICAN MIGRATIONAL IDENTITIES IN FUGITIVE SLAVE ADS FROM THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AFRICANA STUDIES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Deborah Jenson Duke University READING AFRICAN MIGRATIONAL IDENTITIES IN FUGITIVE SLAVE ADS FROM THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA DEBORAH JENSON, PROFESSOR OF ROMANCE STUDIES AND FACULTY AFFILIATE IN GLOBAL HEALTH, CO-DIRECTS THE HAITI HUMANITIES LABORATORY AND DIRECTS THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AT DUKE UNIVERSITY. HER MOST RECENT BOOKS ARE BEYOND THE SLAVE NARRATIVE: MANUSCRIPTS, SEX, AND POLITICS IN THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION (LIVERPOOL UP, 2011) AND THE CO-EDITED VOLUME UNCONSCIOUS DOMINIONS: PSYCHOANALYSIS, COLONIAL TRAUMA, AND GLOBAL SOVEREIGNTY (DUKE UP, 2011). THIS TALK PRESENTS THE HAITI LAB "SLAVE NATIONS" PROJECT AND RESEARCH ON THE "AFRICAN CHARACTER OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION." Refreshments will be served.
     

    Why Italy? Why now? & Sacred Music and Sacred Spaces in Italy
    Guest Talk: Dr. Maestro Roberto Andreoni (IES-Milan and Conservatorio di Musica N. Piccinni, Bari)

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-02 (MLL Library) & Società Dante Alighieri
     
    The University of Miami International Education and Exchange Programs Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Società Dante Alighieri, Miami invite you to a talk by: Dr. Maestro Roberto Andreoni (IES-Milan and Conservatorio di Musica N. Piccinni, Bari) entitled: Why Italy? Why now? to take place from 1:30 to 3PM on Monday October 8, 2012 MLL Library, Merrick 210-02 This event celebrates the return of the Società Dante Alighieri to the City of Coral Gables as well as many years of fruitful collaboration between UM and the SDA. It is also intended to welcome back those students who studied abroad in Italy and to allow them to share their experience with students who might be interested in going in the future. Società Dante Alighieri, Miami The University of Miami, International Education and Exchange Programs and The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invite you to a talk by Dr. Maestro Roberto Andreoni (IES-Milan and Conservatorio di Musica N. Piccinni, Bari) entitled Sacred Music and Sacred Spaces in Italyto take place at 6PM on Monday October 8, 2012 Società Dante Alighieri 300 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 This event celebrates the return of the Società Dante Alighieri to the City of Coral Gables as well as many years of fruitful collaboration between UM and the SDA. It is also intended to welcome back those students who studied abroad in Italy and to allow them to share their experience with students who might be interested in going in the future.
     

    ICinema from the Maghreb: MAROCK

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)


    Organized by the French and Arabic Studies Programs Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Africana Studies Program College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami Refreshments will be served This series will also run in Spring 2013 All Films shown with English Subtitles ***** Marock (2005) Directed by Laïla Marrakchi presented by Dr. Charlie Michael and Dr. Ralph Heyndels Thursday, October 11, 5:00 PM Inch'Allah Dimanche (2001) Directed by Yamina Benguigui presented by Dr. Christina Civantos Monday, October 29, 5:00 PM Ali Zaoua Prince de la rue (2001) Directed by Nabil Ayouch presented by Dr. Charlie Michael and Dr. Ralph Heyndels Thursday, November 15, 5:00 PM
     

    ACCLAIMED SALVADORAN WRITERS MIGUEL HUEZO MIXCO & HORACIO CASTELLANOS MOYA
    SESSION ON REVOLUTIONARY POET ROQUE DALTON & READINGS FROM HUEZO’S POETRY AND CASTELLANOS MOYA’S NOVEL SENSLESSNESS

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Invites you to a seminar by ACCLAIMED SALVADORAN WRITERS MIGUEL HUEZO MIXCO & HORACIO CASTELLANOS MOYA The first part of the event will consist of new revelations in the life and art of legendary Salvadoran revolutionary poet Roque Dalton. Both Huezo Mixco and Castellanos Moya have researched and written on Dalton. Miguel Huezo Mixco (San Salvador, El Salvador, December 21, 1954), is a Salvadoran poet, essayist, editor and journalist. He is the author of thirteen books, poems, essays and biography. He has been a columnist for the main Salvadoran daily, La Prensa Gráfica since 1999. He has published essays and poems in magazines and newspapers such as "Letras Libres", "La Jornada" (Mexico), "The Malpensante" and "Babelia" among others. In the 1970s, he directed the literary magazine La Golondrina and published the magazine Papo with Horacio Castellanos Moya and Roger Lindo. Huezo Mixco was in the “Farabundo Martí” Popular Liberation Forces, one of 5 left-wing armed organizations of the Liberation Front (FMLN), from 1979 to 1993. In the latter year he received was awarded a writers residency at Yaddo (New York). In 1999 he was awarded a fellowship from the Maison des Ecrivains Etrangers et des Traducterus (Saint-Nazaire, France), where he finished his book Comarcas, and a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship to conduct research into the changes in the postwar Salvadoran culture. His poems have been translated into English, French and Portuguese. His poems “Si la muerte” was included in Diamanda Galás’ Maledictions and Prayers (CD, Mute Records, 1997). He received the "Rogelio Sinan" Central American Book Award (Panama) in 1999. Huezo Mixco is Research Manager and Director of the Salvadoran UNDP Report. His research focuses on migration. Horacio Castellanos Moya, Salvadoran writer and journalist, born in 1957, is the author of ten novels, five collections of short stories and two essays. His first novel, The Diaspora, won the National Award given by the Central American University "José Simeon Cañas" of El Salvador in 1989. His novella Disgust. Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador (1997) generated controversy and threats that forced him to leave his country. His work has been translated into a dozen languages. As a journalist, he has been editor of newspapers, magazines and news agencies, mainly in Mexico City, where he lived for thirteen years. He was director of the first newspaper in post-civil war El Salvador, the weekly Primera Plana. He has also lived in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Canada, Spain, Germany and Japan. He was writer in residence for two years in a program of the International Book Fair in Frankfurt. In 2006 he settled in the United States, where he teaches at the University of Iowa. His most recent novels are Folly (2004), Decline (2006), Tyrannical memory (2008) and The maid and the fighter (2011). Wine and cheese Reception to follow.
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival - 2nd Annual Event
    FILM TITLE: "La kryptonite nell a borsa" ("Kryptonite!") dir. Cotroneo, 2011

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 140


    UM's 2nd Annual Italian Film Festival / Il film festival italiano di UM - Supported in part by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian Language and culture. All Films in Italian with English Subtitles ***** September 19th "Benvenuti al nord" ("Welcome to the North") Dir. Miniero, 2012 October 3rd "È nata una star?" ("A Star was Born?") Dir. Pellegrini, 2012 October 17th "La kryptonite nella borsa" ("Kryptonite!") Dir. Cotroneo, 2011 October 31st "Magnifica presenza" ("Magnificent Presence") Dir. Ozpetek, 2012 November 7th Ti stimo fratello Dirs. Uzzi, Vernia, 2012
     

    11th Annual Graduate Student Conference: CYBERAESTHETICS AND NARRATIVE
    Keynote Speaker: Giselle Beiguelman

    Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20, 2012
    5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND THE JOSEPH CARTER MEMORIAL FUND Invite you to The 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference CYBERAESTHETICS AND NARRATIVE October 19th: Keynote Speaker Giselle Beiguelman will present, followed by reception. October 20th: Various Presentations Breakfast, lunch and reception will be provided. No RSVP required for those not presenting. Sponsored by: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Joseph Carter Memorial Fund ***** PROGRAM: Friday, October 19, 2012 4:00 P.M. Registration Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210 -01 4:45 P.M. Welcoming Remarks by the Organizing Graduate Student Committee 5:00 P.M. Keynote Address Dr. Giselle Beiguelman Universidade de São Paulo Professor of Art History and Design From Mediascapes to Datasphere Emergence: Narratives of the Digital Age Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210 -01 Introduction by Dr. George Yúdice, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 6:00 P.M. Reception The Scharlin Family Patio, Merrick Building First Floor * Saturday, October 20, 2012 8:30-9 A.M. Breakfast Merrick Building Breezeway (outside of MLL Conference Room) 9-10:30 A.M. Panel I "Narrative, Discourses and Virtual Realities" Chair: Catalina Ramirez Todd Jurgess "Experiences of the Ether: The Sociological Turn and Abstraction in the 21st Century Fiction Film" Morella Ortiz "Nuevos espacios de la literatura y la cultura: interrelaciones entre discurso narrativo y realidad virtual en Veo Veo de Gabriela Bustelo" Daniela Tomescu "Cyberspace et livre clos: la stylistique du lobbying chez Ben Jelloun" 10:30-10:45 A.M. Coffee Break Merrick Building Breezeway 10:45 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Panel II "Subjectivities, Agency and Digital Texts" Chair: Alexandra Gonzenbach Kevin M. Anzzolin "New Technologies, Old Nationalities: The Persistence of Labyrinthine Readings of Mexico in an Information Age" Valeria Rivera "El caso de las elecciones presidenciales en Mexico: Los medios de comunicación tradicionales vs las redes sociales y la irrupción de '#Yo soy 132'" Julia Tomasini Maciel "Textos digitales y traducción: literatura entre lenguas y soportes" 12:00-2:00 P.M. Lunch break The Scharlin Family Patio, Merrick Building First Floor 2:00-3:30 P.M. Panel III "Gender, Biopower and Rebellion in the Social Media" Chair: Monica Duran Zainab Cheema “The Cyborg in Internet-Age Arabic Literature: Examining Technological Subjectivity and Lebanon’s Crisis of Nationhood in Rachid al-Daif’s Novels” Susana Galán "'D is for Divorce not for Dead': Narratives of Divorce and the Emergence of Discursive Heterotopias in Egyptian Female Personal Blogs" Hanna Samir Kassab “Examining Diffusion: Suicide, Emotion and the Arab Revolution 3:30-3:45 P.M. Coffee Break Merrick Building Breezeway 3:45-5:00 P.M. Panel IV "Virtual Gaming and Re-imagining the Self" Chair: Mary Bartsh Rachel Aparicio “‘Because We’re a Family’: Care (Inter)networks and the Fictive Kinship of Online Fandom” Cody Mejeur “Kafkaesque and the Survival Horror Game Genre” Connie Viamonte Junko “You Crit Like a Girl: The Performance of Female Identity in the Virtual Gaming Community of World of Warcraft” 5:15 P.M. Closing Ceremony Scharlin Family Patio, Merrick Building 1st Floor
     

    Guest Lecture: Dr. Ridha Boulaâbi
    L'amour au masculin dans L'Immeuble Yacoubian: de la literature au cinema

    Thursday, October 25, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Ridha Boulaâbi L'amour au masculin dans L'Immeuble Yacoubian: de la littérature au cinéma Before embarking in the research and writing of his groundbreaking doctoral dissertation entitled Un détour par l'Orient: la fascination pour les langues orientales dans la littérature française contemporaine, Ridha Boulaâbi (M.A., DEA and Ph.D., Université de Picardie Jules Verne; M.A., Institut Supérieur des Langues Vivantes, Tunis) wrote his French M.A. thesis on the problematic of identity and language in the work of Tunisian writer Suzanne Guelouz, and his DEA thesis on the linguistic, intertextual and cultural dialectics involved in the rewriting by French 20th century author Louis Aragon of Madjnoûn Layla – a legend pertaining to classical Arabic literature – into Le Fou d’Elsa. Dr. Boulaâbi, who is currently Associate Professor of French and Francophone Literatures at the Université Stendhal Grenoble 3, has been a Research Fellow at Jules Verne University, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Poitiers (where he taught on Mouloud Feraoun and Abdelwahab Meddeb) and an invited Professor in Residence at Moulay Ismael University of Meknes (where he taught on Khatibi, Chraïbi and Djebar), among other academic appointments. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Europe-Maghreb University Exchange that unites the Universities of Leeds and Amsterdam along with Hassan II University (Casablanca). The co-organizing in 2010 of an important international conference on La créolisation Maghreb/Europe: influences, interférences, résistances, the publishing of an impressive book entitled L’Orient des langues aux 20ème siècle: Aragon, Ollier, Barthes, Macé(Paris: Geuthner, 2011, 542 p.), followed by an edited book entitled Les Orientaux face aux «orientalismes», dialogue avec Edward Said (Paris: Geuthner, 2012), in addition to numerous scholarly articles on French, Francophone and Arabic writers and thinkers, on post-colonial theory (Spivak, Bhabha, Said), and on translation and inter-lingual issues (between Arabic, French and English) have already propelled Ridha Boulaâbi at the forefront of the French “New Orientalist” academic trend. Forthcoming are an edited book on Roland Barthes au Maroc, an essay on 19th century Egyptian erudite Rifaâ Rafaâ At-Tahtawi’s travel to France, and the critical co-editing for the Editions du Seuil (Paris) of Barthes’s seminars taught in Morocco. Refreshments will be served.
     

    Cinema from the Maghreb: Inch'Allah Dimanche
    Conference around Internationally Acclaimed Author Abdellah Taia

    Monday, October 29, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)
     
    Organized by the French and Arabic Studies Programs Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Africana Studies Program College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami Refreshments will be served This series will also run in Spring 2013 All Films shown with English Subtitles ***** Inch'Allah Dimanche (2001) Directed by Yamina Benguigui presented by Dr. Christina Civantos Monday, October 29, 5:00 PM Free Men / Les Hommes librespresented by Dr. Ralph Heyndels Thursday, November 15, 5:00 PM
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival - 2nd Annual Event
    FILM TITLE: "Magnifica presenza" ("Magnificent Presence") Dir. Ozpetek, 2012

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 140


    UM's 2nd Annual Italian Film Festival / Il film festival italiano di UM Supported in part by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian Language and culture. All Films in Italian with English Subtitles ***** October 31st "Magnifica presenza" ("Magnificent Presence") Dir. Ozpetek, 2012 November 7th Ti stimo fratello Dirs. Uzzi, Vernia, 2012
     
     

    Guest Lecture: Rafael Figueroa - University of Veracruz
    TOÑA LA NEGRA AND THE DISCOVERY OF MÉXICO'S AFROCARIBBEAN CONNECTION

    Thursday, November 1, 2012
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Africana Studies Center for Latin American Studies & The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Invites you to a Lecture by Rafael Figueroa University of Veracruz TOÑA LA NEGRA AND THE DISCOVERY OF MÉXICO'S AFROCARIBBEAN CONNECTION Rafael Figueroa Hernández is a researcher at the Center of Cultural and Communication Studies at the University of Veracruz, Mexico. He has studied in the national School of Music at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He has a B.A. and Masters in Latin American studies and is currently a Fullbright scholar researching the globalization of the Afro-Mexican musical genre “Son Jarocho.” He is the author of more than twenty books on music; particularly, popular music from Veracruz, Mexico. He has written on Toña la Negra, Celio González, Ismael Rivera, Julio del Razo, Luis Ángel SilvaMelón and has written short histories on son jarocho and the Afro-Antillian musical tradition in México. He has received support for his research from diverse institutions such as el Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura, the National Foundation for Culture and Arts, el Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and the Rockefeller Foundation among others. He is also a radio commentator, in addition to working as a producer and screenwriter for TV shows about Caribbean music and son jarocho.
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival - 2nd Annual Event
    FILM TITLE: "Ti stimo fratello" Dirs. Uzzi, Vernia, 2012

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 140


    UM's 2nd Annual Italian Film Festival / Il film festival italiano di UM - Supported in part by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian Language and culture. All Films in Italian with English Subtitles ***** November 7th Ti stimo fratello Dirs. Uzzi, Vernia, 2012
     

    Outside the Frame: Female Voices and Testimonies in Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah
    Lecture by University of Miami Professor - Dr. Markus Zisselsberger

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Modern Languages and Literatures Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Markus Zisselsberger November 7, 5:15 PM Outside the Frame: Female Voices and Testimonies in Claude Lanzmann’s [italic]Shoah[/italic] This project examines the representation of gender in Claude Lanzmann’s Holocaust documentary film, Shoah (1985), focusing both on the instrumental uses of female voices in the final version of the film and female testimonies in the film’s extensive outtakes. On the one hand, Lanzmann’s editing marginalizes and obscures gender-specific dimensions of the Shoah that would reveal historical experiences particular to women. Such experiences include the nature and possibility of sexual relationships in the ghettos, pregnancy and abortion, marriage, family and communal relations, and the privilege and contingency of survival. At the same time, the film instrumentally uses female testimonies to cinematically construct a narrative that tends to homogenize Jewish victimhood and, to this end, favors testimony by male survivors who were particularly responsive to the director’s interrogative interventions and prone to “acting out” traumatic experiences in and through emotional and communicative breakdowns. The exclusion of female testimonies might then be viewed as a deliberate strategy of the film insofar as the voices of women, and their particular experiences, would have threatened the homogenization of victimhood and witnessing that underlies the film’s narrative. More particularly, female witnesses tend to resist Lanzmann’s desire and strategies of taking his interviewees back in memory as closely as possible to the experience of destruction and death; their narratives instead emphasize the strength of resistance, survival, and life. The voices of women outside the official cinematic frame thus offer a powerful counter-narrative to the oral history that Shoah seeks to tell.
     

    ILanguage and Identity Formation in “New” U.S. Latino Communities
    A lecture by Phillip M. Carter - Florida International University

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Memorial Bldg. Room 211


    In the years between 1990 and 2000, North Carolina witnessed a 247% increase in its Latino population, a faster rate of growth than any state in the U.S. during that period. While this increase has been remarked upon frequently in the local, regional, and national news media, relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to North Carolina’s Latino immigrant community, especially with respect to the cultural and linguistic experiences of the people who dwell within the statistics. In this presentation, I present two sociolinguistic case studies focusing on the possibilities of identity for two adolescent immigrant Latinas to cities in central North Carolina. The work considers both the linguistic and cultural practices that constitute ‘agentive’ expressions of identity, on the one hand, as well as the broader discursive environment – both local and national – that constrains identity’s possibility, on the other. The first study focuses on the linguistic and cultural experiences of one adolescent Mexican American, ‘María,’ whose way of speaking English was suddenly reconstituted, following the unexpected trajectory from “less” to “more” Latino. In addition to ethnographic observation, sociolinguistic interviews were collected in English and Spanish at two time points separated by about three years. During the first interviews, ‘María’ was 10 years old and attended a majority white elementary school in a majority-white suburb in central North Carolina. 34 months later, a second round of interviews were conducted with ‘María,’ who was now 13 years old and attending an urban, majority African American and Latino middle school. The second study focuses on the speech of one adolescent Guatemalan American female ‘Montana,’ a prominent member of a popular African American 7th-grade girls’ friendship group. As a core member of this group, the semiotics of Montana’s presentation of self – including hairstyle, dress, and makeup – generally coincide with those of her African American friends. Yet, despite the overwhelming similarity between Montana and the African American girls in her friendship group, a quantitative analysis of Montana’s language use shows highly nuanced patterns of both convergence and divergence with African American English at the grammatical, phonological and phonetic levels. Together, the case studies highlight the challenges and possibilities of identity formation in “new” U.S. Latino communities. *** PHILLIP M. CARTER is a sociolinguist and scholar of language and culture in U.S. Latino communities. He works interdisciplinarily, moving between quantitative and qualitative approaches to sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, ethnography, and critical theory. His scholarship addresses a range of issues of contemporary concern, including the relationship between social formations and linguistic variation, Spanish language change in the U.S., maintenance and shift of Spanish in the U.S., and popular discourses about language. 

Carter's most recent work, in collaboration with Andrew Lynch (U Miami), studies the implicit and explicit perceptions of Spanish and English among Latino and non-Latino residents of Miami. 

He has authored and co-authored numerous chapters in books and papers in leading international journals, such as Journal of Sociolinguistics and English World Wide. Carter is also the co-author of Languages of the World: An Introduction through Culture and History with Julie Tetel Andressen, due in June 2014. After earning his PhD in English Linguistics from Duke University in 2009, he was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Southern California. Carter is currently an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Program and Department of English at Florida International University.
     

    Hybrid Imagination: The Muslim American Writer Mohja Kahf
    A lecture by Dr. Magda Hasabelnaby

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 122 A


    "Hybrid Imagination: The Muslim American Writer Mohja Kahf" A lecture by Dr. Magda Hasabelnaby Dr. Magda Hasabelnaby is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the Women's College, Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt). Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Arabic Studies program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, The Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Department of Religious Studies.
     

    Film Screening: Free Men
    Conference around Internationally Acclaimed Author Abdellah Taia

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)


    CINEMA FROM THE MAGHREB Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room) Thursday, November 15, 5:00 PM FREE MEN (2011) Directed by Ismael Ferroukhi presented by Dr. Charlie Michael and Dr. Ralph Heyndels Free Men (Les Hommes libres) tells the unjustifiably little known story of Muslims who during the Nazi occupation of France joined with the French Resistance and, with the complicity of its Rector, used the Mosque of Paris as the base for rescuing Jews, including many children, who were hidden at the Mosque and clandestinely sent to the Maghreb. Cast includes Tahar Rahim and Michael Lonsdale (Of Gods and Men). Ismael Ferroukhi is a French-Moroccan director born in Kenitra, Morocco, in 1962. He gained exposure in 1992 with L'Exposé, which won the Kodak Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. He then co-wrote Cédric Kahn’s film Trop de Bonheur (1994). In 2004 Ferroukhi’s Le Grand Voyage won the Lion of the Future "Luigi De Laurentiis" at the 61st Venice Film Festival in 2004, and the award for Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival. Free Men recently won the Best International Film Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Organized by the French and Arabic Studies Programs Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Africana Studies Program College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami -Refreshments will be served- This series will also run in Spring 2013 For Information: contact Nadia Naami at n.naami@umiami.edu or 305-284-5585 .
     

    Dinâmica e organização espacial do trabalho sexual na cidade do Rio de Janeiro: garotas, boys e travestis
    Presented by Rafael Oliveira

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Memorial Bldg. Room 125 D


    UM’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies present: Dinâmica e organização espacial do trabalho sexual na cidade do Rio de Janeiro: garotas, boys e travestis Presented by Rafael Oliveira Rafael da Silva Oliveira is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Geography at the University of São Paulo and a professor in the Department of Geography of the Federal University of Roraima in Brazil. His research is focused on international migration and gold mining, and the relationship between territoriality and sexuality, particularly in relation to sex work in the Amazon and the Caribbean. Thursday, Nov. 15 from 12:30‐1:30 Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Memorial Building, Room 125 D Part of the Miami Consortium’s Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) lecture series For more information contact Prof. Steven Butterman (butterman@miami.edu) or María Gracia Pardo (m.pardo@umiami.edu) This lecture will be in Portuguese. Light Brazilian refreshments will be served.

    Once Upon a Time in Caracas: Francois acci exterior, Galician Immigration, and Literary Nationalism in 1950s Venezuela
    A lecture by Dr. Jose Maria Rodri­guez Garci­a (Duke University)

    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)

    The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Presents A lecture by Dr. José María Rodríguez García (Duke University): Once Upon a Time in Caracas: Franco’s [italic]acción[/italic] exterior, Galician Immigration, and Literary Nationalism in 1950s Venezuela This lecture connects Venezuela’s shifting migration policies as well as its alternation of dictatorial and democratic regimes in the 1940s and 1950s to state cultural planning along nationalistic lines and bilateral contacts with European countries. I will devote significant attention to the best-known episode in Venezuela’s international projection through cultural planning under the dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez (1952-1958): Camilo José Cela’s controversial publication of [italic]La catira (Historias de Venezuela)[/italic] in 1955 after his extended sojourn in three Andean countries in 1953. I will also reference the cultural production and mobilization of [italic]galeguista[/italic] activists in Caracas around the same time, and the rise of a counter-[italic]perezjimenista[/italic] novel simultaneously with the writing of [italic]La catira[/italic]. The resurgence of Spain’s imperialist propaganda (the so-called [italic]imperio de papel[/italic]) ironically overlapped with the golden age of Galician literature written in exile. Thus, the printer and painter Xosé Sesto settled in Caracas 1955 while the [italic]poeta civil[/italic] Celso Emilio Ferreiro arrived in Venezuela’s capital in 1966. This lecture further illustrates a new praxis of Hispanic transatlantic studies that eschews conventional notions of center and periphery, and questions the use of the nation-state as the basic unit for analyzing cultural traffic across the Atlantic. Instead, I will argue for the need to implement interpretive models based on the asymmetry and asynchrony that preside over the exchanges taking place among multiple local enclaves which themselves remain self-divided and in constant flux. ***** José María Rodríguez García, Associate Professor of Romance Studies, teaches courses in 19th-20th-century Peninsular-Spanish and (less frequently) Spanish-American literature. His book, [italic]The City of Translation: Poetry and Ideology in Nineteenth-Century Colombia[/italic] (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), received the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Literature, Language, and Linguistics from the Association of American Publishers. His edited collection of essays on the history and practice of translation, [italic]Literary into Cultural Translation[/italic], came out as a special double issue of diacritics in 2004 while [italic]Hispanic Modernisms[/italic] (his guest edited issue of Modernist Cultures) was published in May 2012. José María’s current research focuses on the chronological continuation of [italic]The City of Translation[/italic] (i.e. the role of [italic]letrado[/italic]-translators in Colombian [italic]modernismo[/italic]), on María Zambrano’s early works, and on Galicia’s political-intellectual history including its multi-directional projections in Catalonia, Cuba, and Venezuela. He serves on the editorial boards of [italic]PMLA, ALEC: Anales de la literatura española contemporánea[/italic], and [italic]Viceversa. Revista galega de tradución.[/italic] Refreshments will be served.
     
     

    LOS CONTRATIEMPOS DE AMADEO ROLDÃN Y LUIS PALAS MATOS
    A lecture by Dr. Julio Ramos (University of California, Berkley)

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)

    The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Presents A lecture by Dr. Julio Ramos (University of California, Berkley): Exploraremos el acontecimiento de la irrupción de los ritmos afroantillanos en la música erudita. En 1929 la orquesta de Marius-François Gaillard interpretó en París la ¨Danza negra” del compositor vanguardista cubano Amadeo Roldán, quien a su vez había escrito aquella pieza –una de las primeras composiciones conocidas de temática e instrumentación afrocubana—a partir de su lectura del poema clásico del puertorriqueño Luis Palés Matos. Alejo Carpentier asistió y reseñó el concierto. ¿Cómo se representó la innovación rítmica en el campo institucional de la música? ¿Qué debates suscitó la intensificación del soporte percusivo y de la contramétrica? ¿Cuándo comienza a identificarse la contramétrica como un registro sonoro de la temporalidad colonial y esclavista? Acaso una aproximación a estas preguntas nos permita entender mejor la transubstanciación del ritmo en metáfora y en ley de los tiempos desiguales del discurso caribeñista. -------------- Julio Ramos (Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, 1957-) es profesor emérito de la Universidad de California en Berkeley. Es autor de Desencuentros de la modernidad en América Latina (1989) Paradojas de la letra (1994) y Sujeto al límite: ensayos de cultura literaria y visual (2012), y colaborador en la producción y dirección de varios documentales como La Promesa (1995), Mar arriba: los conjuros de Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (2011) y "Detroit´s Rivera: Art and Fordism" (trabajo en marcha, disponible en Vimeo). Lecture to be presented in Spanish. Refreshments will be served.
     
    UM's 2nd Annual Italian Film Festival / Il film festival italiano di UM -  Supported in part by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian Language and culture. All Films in Italian with English Subtitles
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM
    Gli sfiorati (Drifters), Dir. Rovere, 2011

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    LC 120 (The Learning Center)


    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - Spring Selection February 12th Gli sfiorati (“Drifters”) Dir. Rovere, 2011 February 26th Giulia non esce la sera (“Giulia Doesn’t Date at Night ”) Dir. Piccioni, 2009 March 5th L’arrivo di Wang (“The Arrival of Wang”) Dirs. Manetti Bros, 2011 March 19th Terraferma Dir. Crialese, 2011 April 2nd Posti in piedi in paradiso (“A Flat for Three”) Dir. Verdone, 2012 April 16th I più grandi di tutti (“The Greatest of Them All”) Dir. Virzì, 2011 ***** All showings will be held on Tuesdays in LC 120 at 7:30 p.m. All Films are in Italian with English Subtitles Admission is free.
     

    THE EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA OF GUILLeN LANDRIÃN IN CUBA
    A lecture by Dr. Julio Ramos (University of California, Berkley)

    Monday, February 18, 2013
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery

    Film Screening: Los del baile Recordar En un barrio viejo February 18, 2013 6:30 p.m. Wesley Gallery 1210 Stanford Drive University of Miami Short introduction by Dr. Julio Ramos. Film screening followed by informal discussion. Nicolás Guillén Landrián (1938 in Camagüey, Cuba - July 23, 2003 in Miami, Florida) was an experi-mental filmmaker, painter and poet. Trained at the ICAIC (the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry) as a documentarian, his iconoclastic work soon clashed with the official revolutionary culture in the early 1960´s leading to his expulsion from the ICAIC in 1972. He was exiled to Miami in 1989 where he remained an outspoken critic of racism and consumerism in the US. He died of cancer at Miami´s Mercy Hospital in 2003. His work reflects a radical and complex aesthetic sensibility.
     

    Cidade de Deus
    A Lecture by Prof. Roger Bundt

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Memorial Building, Room 125D

    "City of God" is one of the most famous Brazilian films of all times. Based on events that took place in Rio’s "Cidade de Deus" favela, it tells about the transformations the slum went through from the petty crime and romantic trickery of the ‘60s to the drug trafficking in the ‘90s. Directed by Fernando Meirelles, the 2002 movie is an adaptation of a 1997 novel by Paulo Lins. Prof. Bundt is currently a guest lecturer in Prof. Steven Butterman’s POR 363 class on Brazilian Cinema at the University of Miami. He holds a Ph.D in Communications and a double appointment with Unisinos (São Leopoldo) and UniRitter (Porto Alegre). In this talk, he will show the way the depictions of this tale of crime and violence in Brazil have shifted from real life to book to film.
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM
    Giulia non esce la sera (Giulia Doesn't Date at Night), Dir. Piccioni, 2009

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    LC 120 (The Learning Center)

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - Spring Selection February 26th Giulia non esce la sera (Giulia Doesn't Date at Night) Dir. Piccioni, 2009 March 5th L’arrivo di Wang (The Arrival of Wanga) Dirs. Manetti Bros, 2011 March 19th Terraferma Dir. Crialese, 2011 April 2nd Posti in piedi in paradiso (A Flat for Three) Dir. Verdone, 2012 April 16th I più grandi di tutti (The Greatest of Them All) Dir. Virzì, 2011 ***** All showings will be held on Tuesdays in LC 120 at 7:30 p.m. All Films are in Italian with English Subtitles Admission is free.
     

    Film Screening: The String (2008, Dir. Mehdi Ben Attia)
    Part of the Spring Series: GENDER AND QUEER THEMES IN CINEMA FROM THE MAGHREB AND FROM SUB-SAHARA AFRICA

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    The Learning Center (LC), Room 190

    HE STRING (Tunisia, 2008) Directed by MEHDI BEN ATTIA presented by Dr. Charlie Michael and Dr. Ralph Heyndels MEHDI BEN ATTIA was born in 1968 and raised in Tunisia. He did an advanced degree (DEA) in political sociology at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne. In 1999 he made his first film (En face). He then worked with ANDRE TECHINE (most recently on Impardonables in 2010). The String, featuring Claudia Cardinale, Salim Kechiouche and Antonin Stahly, among others, was released in 2010. His latest film, Je ne suis pas mort got out in 2012. The String is the first assertively gay and lesbian themed film from an Arab filmmaker ever produced in an Arab country. Organized by the French, Arabic, Women and LGTQ Studies Programs Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Africana Studies Program College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami For Information: contact Thouraya Ferid at t.ferid@umiami.edu or 305-284-5585 ALL FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES – REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
     
     

    ineforum: Italian Film Series of UM
    Le arrivo di Wang (The Arrival of Wang), Dirs. Manetti Bros, 2011/p>

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    LC 120 (The Learning Center)

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - Spring Selection March 5th Le arrivo di Wang (The Arrival of Wang) Dirs. Manetti Bros, 2011 March 19th Terraferma Dir. Crialese, 2011 April 2nd Posti in piedi in paradiso (A Flat for Three) Dir. Verdone, 2012 April 16th I più grandi di tutti (The Greatest of Them All) Dir. Virzì, 2011 ***** All showings will be held on Tuesdays in LC 120 at 7:30 p.m. All Films are in Italian with English Subtitles Admission is free.
     
    UM's 2nd Annual Italian Film Festival / Il film festival italiano di UM -  Supported in part by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian Language and culture. All Films in Italian with English Subtitles
     

    Cuban Music in the Transnational Context
    Panel and Music Demonstration

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Communication International Building, Shoma Hall (Room 3053)


    The Miami Observatory on Communications and Creative Industries, Cuban Culture on the Edge, Modern Languages and Literatures and Africana Studies at the University of Miami, FUNDarte, and Miami Light Project, present: Cuban Music in the Transnational Context Panel and Music Demonstration Panelists: Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez Drummer, Honorary Doctor of Music from Berklee College and Grammy awarded Yosvany Terry Saxofonist, composer and researcher of Afrocuban music Gema Corredera Singer and professor, quintessential vocalist of the post Cuban-Filin generations Eva Silot Bravo University of Miami Ph.D. Candidate These musicians are part of an alternative transnational network of cultural production among Cuban singers, songwriters, composers and jazz players who migrated since the 1990s. They produce Cuban music across cities like New York, Miami and Madrid, supported by greater mobility and advancements in communication and music recording technologies. By developing infinite possibilities of fusion between Cuban music genres and a range of world sonorities with marked Afro-Cuban and jazz influences, these musicians are redefining the making of Cuban music in the last 20 years. Thursday March 14th, 2013 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Communication International Building Shoma Hall (Room 3053) 5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL, 33146, United States Free and Open to the Public.
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM
    Terraferma, Dir. Crialese, 2011

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    LC 120 (The Learning Center)

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - Spring Selection March 19th Terraferma Dir. Crialese, 2011 April 2nd Posti in piedi in paradiso (A Flat for Three) Dir. Verdone, 2012 April 16th I più grandi di tutti (The Greatest of Them All) Dir. Virzì, 2011 ***** All showings will be held on Tuesdays in LC 120 at 7:30 p.m. All Films are in Italian with English Subtitles Admission is free.
     

    Film Screening: DAKAN (1997, Dir. Mohamed Camara)
    Part of the Spring Series: GENDER AND QUEER THEMES IN CINEMA FROM THE MAGHREB AND FROM SUB-SAHARA AFRICA

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    The Learning Center (LC), Room 190

    DAKAN (Guinea, 1997) Directed by MOHAMED CAMARA presented by Dr. Charlie Michael and Dr. Ralph Heyndels MOHAMED CAMARA WAS BORN IN CONAKRY IN 1959 AND STUDIED ACTING AND FILM MAKING IN PARIS. AS AN ACTOR HE WAS FEATURED IN SEVERAL FILMS INCLUDING 100 ARABICA. AS A FILM DIRECTOR HE HAS EXPLORED CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS SUCH AS INCEST IN DENKA AND CHILD SUICIDE IN MINKA. DAKAN (WHICH MEANS DESTINY) WAS RELEASED IN 1997 AND PRESENTED AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. IT WON SEVERAL PRIZES INCLUDING THE GRAND JURY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FOREIGN NARRATIVE FEATURE AT THE LOS ANGELES OUTFEST. DAKAN IS A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL MOVIE AS IT IS THE VERY FIRST SUB – SAHARA WEST AFRICAN MOTION PICTURE NARRATING A MALE HOMOSEXUAL LOVE STORY. IT IS ACTUALLY ALSO ALMOST UNIQUE IN THAT SENSE UNTIL NOW. ITS FILMING WAS OFTEN INTERRUPTED BY PROTESTS AND IT HAS NEVER BEEN OFFICIALLY SHOWN IN GUINEA (A PREDOMINANTLY MUSLIM COUNTRY) OR EVEN IN AFRICA AS A WHOLE (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW FESTIVALS IN SOUTH AFRICA). Organized by the French, Arabic, Women and LGTQ Studies Programs Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Africana Studies Program College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami For Information: contact Thouraya Ferid at t.ferid@umiami.edu or 305-284-5585 ALL FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
     

    LANGUAGE and DEMOCRACY
    Pre-registration is encouraged: www.law.miami.edu/rsvp/democracy/

    Friday, March 22, 2013
    7:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    UM School of Law, 1311 Miller Drive, 4th Floor Faculty Meeting Room Law Library

    Pre-registration is encouraged: www.law.miami.edu/rsvp/democracy/ March 22 8:45 AM: Opening Remarks 9:00 AM: PANEL I Language and Expediency 11:00 AM: BREAK 11:15 AM: PANEL II Language and Affect 1:15 PM: LUNCH 2:15 PM: PANEL III Language and Equity 4:15 PM: BREAK 4:30 PM: Closing Discussion with AMITAV GHOSH and PARTICIPANTS, moderated by ANSON RABINBACH, Princeton University 5:30: RECEPTION CO-SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES With support from: The University of Miami Program in American Studies The University of Miami Center for Latin American Studies The University of Miami Program in Women’s and Gender Studies.
     

    The Discreet Charm of Mobility or the Blind Spots of Spain's Road to Modernity
    Lecture by Dr. Jorge Perez - University of Kansas

    Friday, March 29, 2013
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Merrick 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)

    This lecture aims to problematize the recurrent use of tropes of mobility in recent Spanish cultural studies that deal with the social transformations that have taken place in the Iberian Peninsula since the 1960s. The will to move forward is one of those recurring tropes used to conceptualize the transition to democracy and beyond, as Spain imagines itself on the road to modernity. Evasive and shifting, these tropes of mobility constitute problematic notions to create linear national narratives, since they actually establish a common ground to which all positions in the ideological spectrum can hold. Dr. Jorge Pérez proposes to explore road narratives—both films and novels—as a genre that offers a unique perspective of the complexity and contradictions of official and academic discourses of mobility, since it is a genre that literally brings to the fore the modernization of the country—as highlighted by the remodeled highway system, the development of the automobile industry, and the changes in the landscape—and whose journey structure is ideal to reflect on the topic of national mobility. Jorge Pérez is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas. He is the autor of Cultural Roundabouts: Spanish Film and Novel on the Road (Bucknell University Press, 2011), a study on the cultural politics of Spanish road movies and novels. He has published articles on Spanish film, novel, and queer culture in journals such as ALEC, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, España Contemporánea, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. He has also co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies on the topic of popular music. He is currently working on a book-length project on religious cinema of the late-Franco period. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Refreshments will be served.
     
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM
    Posti in piedi in paradiso (A Flat for Three)

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    LC 120 (The Learning Center)

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - Spring Selection April 2nd Posti in piedi in paradiso (A Flat for Three) Dir. Verdone, 2012 April 16th I più grandi di tutti (The Greatest of Them All) Dir. Virzì, 2011 ***** All showings will be held on Tuesdays in LC 120 at 7:30 p.m. All Films are in Italian with English Subtitles Admission is free.
     

    "Toca, no toca": Torture and Truth in Cervantes's Spain
    Lecture by Professor Georgina Dopico-Black - New York University

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Merrick 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)

    Georgina Dopico Black is Chair of NYU’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Faculty Director of Global Curriculum for the College of Arts and Science at NYU, and is serving her third term as Coordinating Editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. She works on Early Modern / Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Atlantic and is currently exploring questions of the anatomized body and of the borders of the human in relation to the rise of humanism. She is author of Perfect Wives, Other Women: Adultery and Inquisition in Early Modern Spain (Duke UP: 2001), winner of the MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize and of Yale University’s Heyman Award, as well as of a number of articles ranging from monsters to relics, including, most recently, “Pierre Menard, translator of the Quixote, or Echo’s Echoes” and "The Ban and the Bull: Animal Studies, Cultural Studies and Spain". She is co-editor of three volumes: USA Cervantes (Madrid: Polifemo, 2009, with Francisco Layna), Suplemento al Tesoro de la lengua de Sebastián de Covarrubias (Madrid: Polifemo, 2001, with Jacques Lezra), and, with Roberto González Echevarría, En un lugar de la Mancha: estudios cervantinos. (Salamanca: Ediciones Almar, 1998). Refresments will be served.
     

    Film Screening: MAN OF ASHES (Tunisia, 1986, Dir. NOURI BOUZID)
    Part of the Spring Series: GENDER AND QUEER THEMES IN CINEMA FROM THE MAGHREB AND FROM SUB-SAHARA AFRICA

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick 210-01 (MLL Conference Room)

    MAN OF ASHES (Tunisia, 1986) Directed by NOURI BOUZID presented by Dr. Charlie Michael and Dr. Ralph Heyndels Organized by the French, Arabic, Women and LGTQ Studies Programs Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Africana Studies Program College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami For Information: contact Thouraya Ferid at t.ferid@umiami.edu or 305-284-5585 ALL FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES – REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM
    I più grandi di tutti (The Greatest of Them All)

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    LC 120 (The Learning Center)

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - Spring Selection April 16th I più grandi di tutti (The Greatest of Them All) Dir. Virzì, 2011 ***** All showings will be held on Tuesdays in LC 120 at 7:30 p.m. All Films are in Italian with English Subtitles Admission is free.
     
     

    African descendants in Mexico: Invisibility and the process of legal recognition
    Dr. Sagrario Cruz Carretero

    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    CAS Gallery (Stanford Drive)

    Since 2003 Dr. Cruz Carretero has worked as a full time professor and researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad Veracruzanateaching "Ethnic studies" and "Traditional Medicine in Mexico." She has given lectures in many parts of Mexico and other countries such as Spain, Cuba and the United States (UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Stanford University, Columbia University, Brown University, Winston Salem State University, Chapel Hill University, Georgia State University, Texas A&M at Bryan and Corpus Christi Tx, Harvard among many other university and cultural institutions). She was a fellow of the United Negro College Fund during 2003 and 2005 giving courses at Winston Salem State University and at Southern University-Baton Rouge LA. Dr. Cruz-Carretero was co-curator of the landmark exhibition "The Black presence in Mexico From Yanga to the present" with the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum of Chicago. The exhibition was the first of its kind in the US, opening in 2006 in Chicago and continuing until 2011 in eleven places throughout the US and Mexico. In 2006-2007 she got the Fulbright scholarship to teach at UNM in the Spanish Department and in the African American Studies Department. In 2008 she got for the second time the "Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrán Medal" for her research about the African descendants in Mexico. Graciously sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Africana Studies.

  • 2011-12

    CALL FOR PAPERS: 10TH GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATUES

    Thursday, September 1, 2011
    7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - November 4-5, 2011 10TH GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATUES "War- Conflicts, internal conflicts, zones of conflict. Hispanophone, Francophone, Italophone and Lusophone areas." Deadline to submit abstracts: September 1, 2011 Call for papers War often refers to conflicts between different states, nations, or groups. Yet it is necessary to question how war evolves throughout centuries, from hoplite wars to Crusades, from warlords’ conflicts to guerrillas, from war implying millions of soldiers on wide battlefields to acts of terrorisms on pintsize targeted points. How do we differentiate and consider what is just (jus in bello) versus unlawful in war? War is mainly concerned with violence but that violence is experienced and expressed in different ways: how then to tell the violence of war? This conference invites participants to reflect on different types of conflicts in relation to war and its recollection, personal and interpersonal violence and trauma in literary and historic discourses. It welcomes papers on a wide range of interdisciplinary topics including but not limited to the following themes: • Narratives of violence: presented in genres such as, but not limited to personal accounts of war, fictionalizations, diaries, testimonies, autobiographies, epistolary exchanges, documentaries, films and graphic novels. • Zones of conflict: external (geographical, political, religious), internal (trauma, interpersonal, psychological, theological, teleological). • Spaces of memory: theory of memorials, commemoration within the social space, theory of mourning, war as spectacle, national discourses surrounding conflicts, rebuilding peace • Conceptualizations of war: historical changes in the understanding of war, evolution of types of war, relations of war/violence to gender and the body as well as any other ideological and theoretical perspective. We invite proposals of 250-words for 20-minutes presentations that may be given in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese. Please send abstracts by September 1, 2011 via email to a.gonzenbach@umiami.edu, including name, email address, academic affiliation and a short bio. Registration fee: $40.
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival / Ciak! Il film festival italiano di UM
    FILM TITLE: "The Last Kiss" ("Il ultimo bacio") dir. Muccino, 2001

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011/span>
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 182


    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles.
     
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival / Ciak! Il film festival italiano di UM
    FILM TITLE: "Kiss Me Again" ("Baciami ancora") dir. Muccino, 2010

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 182


    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles.
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival / Ciak! Il film festival italiano di UM
    FILM TITLE: "Angels of Evil" ("Vallanzasca- Gli angeli del male") dir. Placido, 2010

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 182


    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles.
     

    Lecture by Barbara Woshinsky: "Forced Enclosure, Erotic Disclosure in Diderot's La Religieuse"
    Dr. Barbara Woshinsky, Professor Emerita University of Miami

    Thursday, October 20, 2011
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Barbara Woshinsky Professor Emerita University of Miami "Forced Enclosure, Erotic Disclosure in Diderot's La Religieuse" Merrick Building 210-01, MLL Conference Room 5202 University Drive, Gables Campus October 20, 2011 5:00 PM Barbara Woshinsky received her Ph.D. in French Literature from Yale in 1968. Her research interests focus on early modern French literature and thought, Francophone literature and women's studies. Her books include La Princesse de Clèves: the Tension of Elegance; La France et la francophonie (with Eloïse Brière and Judith Frommer); and [italic]Signs of Certainty: The Linguistic Imperative in French Classical Literature. An article on Pascal is forthcoming in Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature. She has also published on modern women writers, including Colette and Maryse Condé. Her most recent book is Imagining Women's Conventual Spaces in Early Modern France, 1600-1800 (Ashgate, 2010). She was Director of Women's Studies from 1995-1998 and was named Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 1999. -Reception to Follow-
     
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival / Ciak! Il film festival italiano di UM
    FILM TITLE: "Suspiria" dir. Argento, 1977

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 182


    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles.
     

    Conversation with Dr. GHITA EL KHAYAT: Arab Questions from Morocco
    Dr. GHITA EL KHAYAT, Cultural Anthropologist

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a conversation with Dr. GHITA EL KHAYAT Cultural Anthropologist ARAB QUESTIONS FROM MOROCCO Merrick Building 210-01, MLL Conference Room 5202 University Drive, Gables Campus November 1, 2011 5:00 PM Considered one of the leading women intellectual and cultural figures in Morocco, Dr. GHITA EL KHAYAT holds a M.D. in Psychiatry from the University of Paris, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology of the Arab World from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst she has her practice in Casablanca, Morocco. As a cultural anthropologist she has been a Professor at the University of Chieti, Italy, where she founded the chair of Anthropology of the Knowledge, and a Visiting Scholar at the State University of Milan, where she created and directed a seminar at the Law School on Equal Opportunity. As a scholar, intellectual figure, fictional writer, and poet, she has published 36 books and innumerable articles and book chapters. As an engaged journalist and media communicator, she hosts a literary program on Morocco’s national television and regularly writes for several periodicals. She is also a prominent figure in the Moroccan film area, being a member of the Administrative Board of the Marrakesh International Film Festival, and the President of the National Foundation for Cinema (responsible for awarding production grants). Among several awards, Ghita El Khayat was made Chevalier dans Ordre du Trône Alaouite (the highest Moroccan recognition) in 1994, and “Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2009, and in 2010 she received the Dante Alighieri International Prize. Her numerous fields of publication and intervention include women and gender studies, anthropo-psychiatry, psychoanalysis, immigration studies, and aesthetics. Among her books: Le Monde Arabe au Féminin (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2001, reedited 4 times); Une Psychiatrie moderne pour le Maghreb (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1994); Questions arabes. Réflexions à Beyrouth (Casablanca: Anaï Bennaï, 2004); Correspondance ouverte avec Abdelkébir Khatibi (Rabat: Marsam, 2005; Italian translation), and most recently La Femme artiste dans le monde arabe (Paris: de Broca, 2011). Refreshments will be served.
     

    Concorso "Studio italiano perche..." / Italian Language Contest for Students of Italian

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Oro Art Gallery, 135 S. Lorenzo, suite 130, Coral Gables, FL 33146.


    Italian language contest for students of Italian at Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and University of Miami Join us to congratulate the winners from 7 to 9 pm on Friday, November 4th, 2011 at Ca Oro Art Gallery, 135 S. Lorenzo, suite 130, Coral Gables, FL 33146.
     

    10th Annual Graduate Student Conference: WAR

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    MLL Conference Room, Merrick 210 -01


    War: Conflicts, Internal Conflicts, Zones of Conflict Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, this conference on November 4-5 presents speakers from various universities and backgrounds on the common theme of "War." Keynote Speaker: Dr. Idelber Avelar Professor of Latin American Literatures and Intellectual Histories Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Tulane University
     

    10th Annual Graduate Student Conference: WAR

    Saturday, November 5, 2011
    7:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    MLL Conference Room, Merrick 210 -01


    War: Conflicts, Internal Conflicts, Zones of Conflict Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, this conference on November 4-5 presents speakers from various universities and backgrounds on the common theme of "War." Keynote Speaker: Dr. Idelber Avelar Professor of Latin American Literatures and Intellectual Histories Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Tulane University
     

    UM's Italian Film Festival / Ciak! Il film festival italiano di UM
    FILM TITLE: "The Solitude of Prime Numbers" ("La solitudine dei numeri primi") dir. Costanzo, 2010

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 182


    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles
     

    Literary Translation Conference
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the Literary Translation Conference, November 2011

    Friday, November 18, 2011
    7:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to the LITERARY TRANSLATION CONFERENCE PROGRAM 9:00 - 9:30 A.M. On site breakfast 9:30 A.M. Opening Session Chair: Lillian Manzor, University of Miami Opening Remarks Ralph Heyndels, University of Miami " 'On ne s'improvise pas traducteur': Poetics, Ethics, and Esthetics of Translation" 9:45 A.M. Session I Chair: Andrew Lynch, University of Miami 9: 45- 10:15 A.M. Eduardo Negueruela, University of Miami "Translating That Which Is Not There: Metalepsis, Poetry, and the Significance of Tropes" 10:15 - 10:45 A.M. Alyson Waters, Yale University " Translation as Vocation: Profession or Calling" 10:45- 11:15 A.M. Discussion Respondents: Corinne Lhermitte, Ponce de Leon M.S. World Languages Department Maria Kosinski, University of Miami 11:15- 11:30 A.M. Coffee break 11:30 A.M. Session II Chair: Subha Xavier, University of Miami 11:30 - 12:00 A.M. Brice Matthieussent, Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Marseille "Coma sans mot" 12:00 A.M- 12:30 P.M Jean-Christophe Valtat, Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier "Found In Translation" 12:30-12:45 P.M. Discussion Respondents: Sabrina Drai-Wengier, University of Miami Shawn Temple, University of Miami 12:45- 2:30 P.M. On site lunch 2:30 P.M. Session III Chair:Suzanne Braswell, University of Miami 2:30-3:00 P.M. Chloe Deroy, Universite Francois Rabelais, Tours "Makine's French : Writing Through Languages and Time" 3:00-3:30 P.M. Lori Saint-Martin, Universite du Quebec a Montreal "An Experiment in Self-Translation: How Far Can You Go?" 3:30-3:45 P.M. Discussion Respondents: Tracy Divine Guzman, University of Miami Maria Galli-Stampino, University of Miami 3:45-4:00 P.M. Coffee break 4:00 Session IV Chair: Markus Zisselberger, University of Miami 4:00-4:30 P.M. Peter Filkins, Bard College 'Translating H.G.Adler Translating History" 4:30-5:00 P.M. Rene de Ceccatty, Editions du Seuil, Paris "The Translator: The Secret Sharer" 5:00-5:15 P.M Discussion Respondents: Alexandra Gonzenbach, University of Miami Christina Civantos, University of Miami 5:15 P.M. Closing Session Chair: Rachida Primov, University of Miami Closing Remarks: David Ellison, University of Miami *** Conference Organizer: Ralph Heyndels All the conference proceedings will be in English *** UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI THE ROBERT AND JUDI PROKOP NEWMAN ALUMNI CENTER TOLL LIBRARY 6200 San Amaro Drive · Coral Gables, FL 33146 ************* PARKING: Please use the three (3) lots behind the Alumni Center for parking. The entrances to these lots are off of Brescia Ave.
     

    Guest Lecture: "The Plena's Dissonant Melodies: Overlapping Diasporas from Ponce to New York"
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents a guest lecture by Dr. Jose Amador: "The Plena's Dissonant Melodies: Overlapping Diasporas from Ponce to New York"

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 205


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a guest lecture by Dr. Jose Amador: "The Plena's Dissonant Melodies: Overlapping Diasporas from Ponce to New York” November 22nd, 2-3:15 Merrick Building, 205 Dr. Jose Amador is an Assistant Professor of Latin American, Latina/o Studies and Caribbean Studies at Miami University, Ohio. He is the co-editor of Sociedad, cultura y vida cotidiana en Cuba, 1878-1917. He is currently completing a book on public health campaigns and racial projects in early-twentieth-century Puerto Rico, Cuba and Brazil. Lecture will be presented in Spanish.
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - "Benvenuti al sud"
    FILM TITLE: "Benvenuti al sud" ("Welcome to the South") dir. Miniero, 2010

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 110
     
    Admission is free and all Italian films will have English subtitles. Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture.
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - "Habemus papam"
    FILM TITLE: "Habemus papam" ("We Have a Poper") dir. Moretti, 2011

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 110
     
    Admission is free and all Italian films will have English subtitles. Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture.
     
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - "Una vita tranquilla"
    FILM TITLE: "Una vita tranquilla" ("A Quiet Life") dir. Cupellini, 2010

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 110
     
    Admission is free and all Italian films will have English subtitles. Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture.
     

    Guest Lecture: Dr. Cesar A. Salgado
    "Lezama Lima and Haiti: Locating the Caribbean in La expresian americana."

    Monday, March 5, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 /span>
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Cesar A. Salgado Lezama Lima and Haiti: Locating the Caribbean in a expresian americana.Cesar A. Salgado is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin. He teaches on colonial and postcolonial New World baroque literatures, the "Orígenes" group and journal in Cuban literary history, James Joyce and Luso-Hispanic modernism, the politics of archival fashioning in Caribbean studies, and contemporary literary theory. His articles on Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Latin American and comparative literary topics have appeared in Revista Iberoamericana, Cuadernos americanos, Inti, Apuntes posmodernos, and Revista Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana, among others. Dr. Salgado is author of From Modernism to Neobaroque: Joyce and Lezama Lima (Bucknell, 2001) and coeditor with Alan West-Duran and Maria Herrera-Sobek of Latino and Latino Writers (Gale/Scribners 2004). He is currently at work on a manuscript tentatively titled "Caribbean Counterfeits: Essays in Critical Archivology."
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - "œIl divo"
    FILM TITLE: "œIl divo" ("The Deit") dir. Sorrentino, 2008

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 110


    Admission is free and all Italian films will have English subtitles. Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture
     

    Guest Lecture: Dr. Carrie Noland
    "Inheriting the Avant-Garde"

    Thursday, March 22, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 /span>
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Carrie Noland Inheriting the Avant-Garde. Inheriting the Avant-Gardequestions the claim that the European avant-garde is dead or pass by examining its revival in the work of choreographer Merce Cunningham. The talk focuses on the final performance of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the New York Armory on New Year's Eve, 2011, which recalled the aesthetics of Marcel Duchamp and put them to work for the future. Carrie Noland is the author of Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology (Princeton, 1999) and Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures/Producing Culture (Harvard, 2009), as well as numerous articles on twentieth-century poetry and art. Collaborative interdisciplinary projects includeDiasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement (Palgrave), co-edited with the Language poet Barrett Watten, and [italic]Migrations of Gesture(Minnesota), co-edited with anthropologist Sally Ann Ness. Having just completed a manuscript on Negritude poetry with the generous support of the ACLS, she is now turning her attention to a new book on Cage, Cunningham, and constructivist aesthetics, chapters of which can be found in Dance Research Journaand Leonardo Electric Journal. She teaches French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.
     

    Dr. AMANULLAH DE SONDY - "Constructions of Islamic Masculinity: from Hedonist to Chaste Representations"
    "Constructions of Islamic Masculinity: from Hedonist to Chaste Representations"

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    University Center, Flamingo D
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Amanullah De Sondy [italic]Constructions of Islamic Masculinity: from Hedonist to Chaste Representations[/italic] Dr. Amanullah De Sondy (Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 2009; M.Litt., University of Abertay Dundee, 2003), a former Ford Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow Center for the Study of Islam, has studied Arabicat Zarqa Private University in Amman, Jordan, and Arabic Literature in Damascus, Syria. He is the author of Qur’anic Masculinities (forthcoming) and currently works on a second book project entitled Between Heterodox Passions and Sacred Stately Icons: Robert Burns and Mirza Ghalib. He has contributed to several collective books, including Exploring Islamic Masculinities Through the Qur’anic Adam and British Muslim Men in the 20th Centry. He was recently offered and has accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor in the University of Miami Department of Religious Studies, a “cluster” position developed in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Refreshments will be served.
     
     

    Guest Lecture: Dr. Eric Kligerman
    "Reels of Justice: Inglourious Bastards, The Sorrow and the Pity and the Face of Jewish Vengeance"

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 /span>
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Eric Kligerman Reels of Justice Inglourious Bastards, The Sorrow and the Pity and the face of Jewish Vengeance This talk examines two cinematic representations of the Holocaust set in German-occupied France: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Marcel Ophuls’ The Sorrow and the Pity. Despite the juxtaposition of Hollywood fantasy next to an acclaimed documentary, I investigate how both Tarantino and Ophuls have similar approaches to using filmic space to probe cinema’s relation to violence, revenge and justice. Both directors transform the medium of film into a place of resistance that relies on their respective re-occupation or Besetzung (the German word for both “military occupation” and Freud’s term for cathexis) of cinematic history to deconstruct specific historical narratives. While Ophuls wishes to break France’s attachment to the dominant narrative of heroic resistance during the war in order to expose an historical erasure of French collaboration, Tarantino’s aim is to break the narrative paradigms that are constitutive of Holocaust cinema. Although many critical responses situate Tarantino outside a “Jewish way” of confronting the Holocaust, I argue that Tarantino’s filmic style is itself consistent with a Jewish hermeneutics that is denied to him. Through his destabilizing of conventional narrative models, dense layering of filmic and historical material along with his rejection of any mimetic approach to history, Tarantino’s brazen counter-narrative challenges us to think in new and dynamic ways about the reified tropes used to represent the work of memory, catastrophic history, Nazi perpetrators and the Jews themselves. Eric Kligerman is an associate professor of German and Jewish studies at the University of Florida. In addition to his ites of the Uncanny: Paul Celan, Specularity and the Visual Arts (2007), he has published on representations of the Red Army Faction in New German Cinema and the paintings of Gerhard Richter. His current research examines French post-colonial ruins in Southeast Asia alongside Walter Benjamin’s theory of modernity and architecture.
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - "Draquila"
    FILM TITLE: "Draquila" ("Draquila: Italy Trembles") dir. Guzzanti, 2010

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 110


    Admission is free and all Italian films will have English subtitles. Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture
     

    Guest Talk: Dr. Emilio del Valle Escalante
    "Poesia maya contemporanea y la cuestian de la modernidad: Xib’alb’a como alegoría de la globalización en Rosa Chávez y Pablo García."

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01 /span>
     
    Dr. Emilio del Valle Escalante (UNC-Chapel Hill), "Poesía maya contemporánea y la cuestión de la modernidad: Xib’alb’a como alegoría de la globalización en Rosa Chávez y Pablo García." Wednesday, April 11, from 1:30-2:45 pm. (MLL Conference room, Merrick Building 210-01). This talk is part of the Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum lecture series, co-sponsored by the Miami Consortium for Latin American Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Program in American Studies.
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - "La prima cosa bella"
    FILM TITLE: "La prima cosa bella" ("The First Beautiful Thing") dir. Virzi, 2010

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 110


    Admission is free and all Italian films will have English subtitles. Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture
     

    Joint Lecture: Sabrina Wengier & Fiorella Cotrina

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A JOINT LECTURE BY Sabrina Wengier & Fiorella Cotrina A Portrait of the Artist as a Mad Man: the Goncourts' Manette Salomon By Sabrina Wengier The Infrapolitical in A hora da estrela: An Interrogation of the Relationship between Death and Ethics By Fiorella Cotrina Sabrina Wengier is a Visiting Assistant Professor of French at the University of Miami. She focuses on the relationship between literature and painting in nineteenth-century novels. Her dissertation, "The Politics and Poetics of Ekphrasis in Nineteenth-Century French Art Novel" examines descriptions of paintings, explores the question of the representation of the female body both on canvas and in the text, and questions the emergence of a discourse on abstract art in predominantly Realist and Naturalist texts. A Portrait of the Artist as a Mad Man: the Goncourts' Manette Salomon," investigates the gradual madness that affects the painter Naz de Coriolis after he falls in love with a Jewish model, Manette Salomon. Eating away at his artistic power, Manette turns the promising Coriolis into painter whose "madness of the eyes" propels his painting in the realm of nonfigurative art. The Goncourts' anti-Semitic prose converges with their art criticism to offer a reflection on artistic madness and genius. Fiorella Cotrina is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Miami. Her areas of specialization are 20th century Latin American literature and cinema. She is interested in interdisciplinary studies of aesthetics, ethics, technology, and consumer and popular culture. Her current project is an examination of how cinema spectatorship affected the definition of Latin American masculine identity in the novels La invención de Morel, A hora da estrela and El beso de la mujer araña. Clarice Lispector’s novella, A hora da estrela (The Hour of the Star) concludes with the death of the subaltern protagonist Macabea. Portrayed as a social victim who migrates from Brazil’s drought-stricken North Eastern region to Rio de Janeiro’s slums, the culminating hit-and-run scene that takes Macabea’s life marks the climax of an ongoing cruel narrative Rodrigo S.M., the fictional male writer in A hora, has weaved throughout the novella in portraying her existence. Macabea’s last moments of life are displayed to an anonymous Rio de Janeiro crowd who gathers around her body, laying flat on the side of a dirty road, and observes her struggle with death. Rodrigo’s disavowal of responsibility at this moment, on a par with the crowd’s silence as they observe her death and the readers’ interpellation into this moment of “perverse watching” provokes the following question: Who is ethically responsible for Macabea’s death? This talk will seek to answer this question by utilizing Alberto Moreiras’ concept of “infrapolitics”, as a moment in which the suspension of ethics is triggered by a crime committed against a fellow human being, and proceed to an analysis of just who the perpetrators, within the logic of Rodrigo’s sadomasochist narrative, ultimately are. Refreshments will be served.
     

    Cineforum: Italian Film Series of UM - "La prima cosa bella"
    FILM TITLE: "La prima cosa bella" ("The First Beautiful Thing") dir. Virzi, 2010

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Learning Center (LC) 110


    Admission is free and all Italian films will have English subtitles. Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture
     

    Guest Lecture: Dr. Parvati Nair
    Travelling Song: Music, Iteration and Translation in La leyenda del tiempo (Isaki Lacuesta, 2006)

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Merrick Building, Room 210-01
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. PARVATI NAIR Professor of Hispanic, Cultural and Migration Studies at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Migration at Queen Mary College of the University of London. Travelling Song: Music, Iteration and Translation in La leyenda del tiempo (Isaki Lacuesta, 2006) La leyenda del tiempo (Isaki Lacuesta, 2006) is a film that entwines two portraits around the memory of the legendary Camarón de la Isla, whose meteoric rise as a flamenco singer was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 41. The backdrop to the film is the cult of Camarón that has turned his birthplace of La Isla de San Fernando, an islet off the coast of Cádiz, into a shrine for his memory and that has simultaneously rendered his name as synonymous with flamenco for fans from around the globe. A further backdrop to the film is the fact that Camarón himself structured his compilation of songs from his best-selling album La leyenda del tiempo (1979) around the work of another great and globally acknowledged Andalusian, also dead before his time, the murdered poet Federico García Lorca. Furthermore, Camarón's album marked an important milestone in its overt hybridization of flamenco with jazz and rock, thus disrupting traditional notions of authenticity in flamenco. Into this paradoxical picture whereby the memory of Camarón has been turned into semi-religious icon, whilst his music travels to people from across the globe, enter the two protagonists, the gitano boy, Isra, an innate flamenco singer who ceases to sing after losing his father, and Makiko, a young Japanese woman whose own father is dying and who has come to San Fernando in order to learn to sing like Camarón so as to be able to express her feelings. Music, myth and memory combine here to explore flamenco in a setting that is the birthplace of its most celebrated genius. As viewers of this film anxiously await a recovery of the lost Camarón either through the young gitano who, like Camarón, is also a son of San Fernando or else through the determined and diligent Japanese woman, the voice of Camarón, twinned as it is with the very idea of flamenco, becomes ever more elusive and unreachable. Flamenco propagates itself not so much in terms of authenticity, but through iteration, performance and cultural translation. This talk will explore questions of music in terms of the conceptual frames of iteration and performance. Dr. Nair shall argue that the film decenters and uproots ideas of authenticity, origin and rooting through its portrayal of flamenco as a mode of travel, on the road and in ceaseless flow. In this sense, music, myth and memory all offer cultural narratives that trace a shifting global topography of flamenco, whose movement exceeds attempts at freezing, containment or appropriation. Dr. Parvati Nair is a Professor of Hispanic, Cultural and Migration Studies at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Migration, at Queen Mary College of the University of London. She holds a BA, a MA, and a Ph.D. from the University of London. Her research is in Cultural Studies, with a particular interest in theories and representations of migration, mobility, urban spaces, displacement, ethnicity and gender. She writes mainly on photography, film and music in these contexts and relies on an interdisciplinary approach that includes fieldwork. She is the author of three books, A Different Light: The Photography of Sebastião Salgado (Duke University Press, 2011); Rumbo al norte: inmigración y movimientos culturales entre el Magreb y España (Barcelona, Edicions Bellaterra, 2006); and Configuring Community: Theories, Narratives and Practices of Community Identities in Contemporary Spain (London, Modern Humanities Research Association, 2004). She has also edited two more books, Hispanic and Lusophone Women Filmmakers: Critical Discourses and Cinematic Practices, co-edited with Julian Gutierrez-Albilla (Manchester UP, 2012) and Gender and Spanish Cinema, co-edited with Steven Marsh (Oxford: Berg, 2004). She is the author of dozens of essays published in journals and edited collections. In addition to all this prolific research activity, she is the Principal Editor of Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture and she serves on the editorial board of the Hispanic Research Journal. As Director of the Centre for the Study of Migration, Nair facilitates expressions of interest for interdisciplinary collaboration on migration-related research across faculties and institutions at Queen Mary and beyond. Dr. Nair has published and spoken in the media, in particular in the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4. She also writes a blog on flamenco (http://www.flamencorhythms.com/) that is linked to her research interests in this area. Refreshments will be served.
     
     

    Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Awards Ceremony

    Thursday, May 10, 2012
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall
     
    Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Awards Ceremony Awards will be presented to student winners of various scholarships and honors. Refreshments will be served.

  • 2010-11

    Lecture by Elvira Vilches, "The New Economy after the Indies: Monetary Analysis and Fiction in Sixteenth-Century Castile"
    Elvira Vilches,Associate Professor of Spanish Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures North Carolina State University

    Thursday, September 16, 2010
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room
     
    The College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Elvira Vilches Associate Professor of Spanish Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures North Carolina State University "The New Economy after the Indies: Monetary Analysis and Fiction in Sixteenth-Century Castile" Thursday September 16, 2010 5:30 pm Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room Merrick Building 210-01 University of Miami Dr. Vilches received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Spanish literature, specializing in Early Modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American Literature. She is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies fellowship in International Studies and the John Carter Brown Library fellowship in New World Comparative Studies. Her book, New World Gold: Monetary Disorder and Cultural Anxiety in Early Modern Spain (U of Chicago P, 2010) addresses the economic and cultural impact that the discovery of the New World and the vast amounts of gold that Columbus and other explorers claimed from these lands had on Spanish society. The influx of such wealth contributed to the expansion of the Spanish empire, but it also raised doubts and insecurities about the meaning and function of money, the ideals of court and civility, and the structure of commerce and credit. New World Gold shows that, far from being a stabilizing force, the flow of gold from the Americas created anxieties among Spaniards and shaped a host of distinct behaviors, cultural practices, and intellectual pursuits on both sides of the Atlantic. Vilches examines economic treatises, stories of travel and conquest, moralist writings, fiction, poetry, and drama to reveal that New World Gold ultimately became a problematic source of power that destabilized Spain’s sense of trust, truth, and worth. These cultural anxieties, she argues, rendered the discovery of gold paradoxically disastrous for Spanish society. Combining economic thought, social history, and literary theory in trans-Atlantic contexts, New World Gold unveils the dark side of Spain’s Golden Age. She has also published articles on gift exchange and the representation of value in Columbus’s writings; masculinity at risk and economic crisis in Lope de Vega; Atlantic crossings in early New World Historiography; and sixteenth-century Spanish economic writing. Her next research projects include articles on Lope de Vega’s La Dorotea and Gracián’s Criticón, as well as a book project about the production of the Atlantic Space in early modern Hispanic culture. For Further Information: http://humanites.miami.edu 305.284.1580 Open to the Public Free of Charge.
     

    Lecture by Dr. Jorge Marí, “Hacia una crónica erótica de la transición: aproximaciones al estudio del destape”
    Dr. Jorge Marí,Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

    Friday, September 17, 2010
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


    Dr. Jordi Marí (Ph.D., Cornell University; M.A., California State University, Los Angeles; M.A. & B.A., Universitat de Barcelona, Spain) is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies & Film Studies at North Carolina State University. His research and teaching have focused mostly on 20th & 21st-centuries Spanish cultural studies as well as Spanish, Latin American & world cinemas, film theory and history, and intermedial studies (interactions of film and literature). Dr. Marí is the author of Lecturas espectaculares , a book on the manifestations of cinema in the contemporary Spanish novel, and has edited the volume of essays Ventanas sobre el Atlántico on the cultural & political relations between Spain and the United States. He has taught graduate seminars at Duke University, the Université de Lyon (France), and NC State University; has been a member of doctoral committees at Duke, University of North Carolina, Georgetown University, and the University of Ottawa, and has lectured and published internationally on Spanish culture & literature as well as Spanish, Latin American, & U.S. Cinemas. For many years he has been a member of the organizing committee of the Latin American Film & Video festival of North Carolina.

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    Lecture by Nieves Baranda Leturio, "Non-Religious Female Autobiography in Early Modern Spain: A Non-existent Genre?"
    Nieves Baranda Leturio, Associate Professor Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain

    Monday, September 20, 2010
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Nieves Baranda Leturio Associate Professor Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain "Non-Religious Female Autobiography in Early Modern Spain: A Non-existent Genre?" MLL Conference Room, MB 210-01 20, September 2010 5:00 pm Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami Dr. Baranda received her doctorate in Spanish Literature from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid. Her research interests include medieval and early modern Spanish theater and prose; the history of Spanish literature, and Spanish women's writings. Her many publications include Historias caballerescas del siglo XVI (1995); La prosa y el teatro medievales (2001); and Cortejo a lo prohibido (2006). Lectoras y escritoras en la España moderna (2005). Among her editions are Las mujeres escritoras en la historia de la literatura española (2002) and the special issue of Voz y Letra (2006) on canonical women authors. She is the director of BIESES (Bibliografía de escritoras españolas), a data base of publications by and about Spanish women writers. Her lecture will examine the origins and influences of women's autobiography in Spain.

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    Richard Kern,"Textualization and recontextualization: The role of technology in teaching for semiotic awareness in the foreign language curriculum"
    Lecture by Richard Kern, University of California, Berkeley

    Monday, September 27, 2010
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Richard Kern University of California, Berkeley “Textualization and recontextualization: The role of technology in teaching for semiotic awareness in the foreign language curriculum” Monday, September 27, 2010 MLL Conference Room, MB210-01 4:30 PM From the origins of writing 5,000 years ago to the internet, technology has always been central to language education. Today, the rapid spread of social networking, interactive game playing, collaborative writing and editing, and multimodal production provide opportunities for new kinds of social encounters, new kinds of communities, and new kinds of learning environments. From a language/culture learning standpoint, a key feature of electronically-mediated communication is that it allows interactions to be made into texts that can be reviewed, analyzed or recontextualized. Textualization and recontextualization are essential processes for the development of language learners’ critical understanding of how meanings are made and interpreted—and they are also of crucial importance for teacher education. This presentation will focus on two examples of textualization and recontextualization: one involving the use of film to teach the novel Como Agua Para Chocolate, and the second focusing on videoconferencing exchanges between students of French in California and teachers in training in Lyon, France. Richard Kern (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is Associate Professor of French and Director of the Berkeley Language Center at the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches courses in French linguistics, applied linguistics, and foreign language pedagogy, and supervises graduate teaching assistants. His research interests include language acquisition, literacy, and relationships between language and technology. His book Literacy and Language Teaching (Oxford University Press, 2000) deals with the theory and practice of reading and writing in a foreign language. He co-edited a collection of research studies with Mark Warschauer entitled: Network-Based Language Learning: Concepts and Practice, published by Cambridge University Press. He is currently working on a book entitled Verbal, Visual, and Virtual: The New Interface of Language, Technology, and Literacy.

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    CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN LITERATURE, MEDIA, AND CULTURE
    Presentation by Professor Renato Cordeiro Gomes, and Professor Beatriz Vieira Resende

    Thursday, October 14, 2010
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Merrick 205 & Merrick 210-01
     
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Presents "CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN LITERATURE, MEDIA, AND CULTURE" Thursday, October 14 2 - 4 pm 205 MERRICK Building (Q&A in 210-01 Merrick) Professor Renato Cordeiro Gomes, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro Espaço, Nação, Narração Na Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea E Na Mídia (Space, Nation, Narrative in Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Media). Professor Gomes’s presentation examines contemporary Brazilian fiction, film and television, and questions the presumed displacement of the nation as the center for the system of meaning-making or national allegory. He makes reference “Amores expressos,” Heranças and Anônimos by Silviano Santiago, Leite dearramado by Chico Buarque de Hollanda, texts by Ruffato, Central do Brasil (Walter Salles), City of God (Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund), Hoje é dia de Maria and Capitu (TV Globo TV series directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho). He is the author of Todas as cidades, a cidade (2nd. ed, Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 2008), João do Rio: vielas do vício, ruas da graça (Rio de Janeiro: Relume-Dumará: RioArte, 1996), João do Rio por Renato Cordeiro Gomes (Rio de Janeiro: Agir 2005); As melhores crônicas de Marques Rebelo; org, biografia e estudo crítico (São Paulo: Global 2003), and with Izabel Margato O papel do intelectual hoje (2003), Literatura/ política/cultura-1994 Professor Beatriz Vieira Resende, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – Unirio Novas Subjetividades, Novas Vozes, Novos Intérpretes (New Subjectivities, New Voices, New Interpreters). Professor Resende will present three anthologies edited by Heloísa Buarque de Hollanda in her analysis of publishing during the military dictatorship of the 1970s and in the global era of the 1990s. She will then focus on the digital anthology ENTER, and deal with questions of the media, new technologies and the need for them in Brazil, where the readership is quite restricted. She is the author of Contemporâneos: Expressões da Literatura Brasileira no século XXI. Rio de Janeiro: Casa da Palavra/Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, 2008; As Melhores Crônicas de Lima Barreto. São Paulo: Global Editora, 2005; Rio Literário. Um guia apaixonado da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro: Casa da Palavra, 2005; Apontamentos de Crítica Cultural. Rio de Janeiro: Aeroplano, 2002; with L.E. Soares and M. Ventura, Cocaína, Literatura e Outros Companheiros de Ilusão. Rio de Janeiro: Casa da Palavra, 2006; with Rachel Valença, Toda Crônica. Rio de Janeiro: Agir, 2004. She has edited special issues of the journal Tempo Brasileiro: Repensando o Brasil com Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda (2002) and Repensando o Brasil com Sílvio Romero (2001).

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    Mercedes Vaquero talk: "The Division of the Kingdoms by Fernando I"
    Mercedes Vaquero, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies
    Brown University

    Thursday, November 11, 2010
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Mercedes Vaquero Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Brown University "The Division of the Kingdoms by Fernando I" Merrick Building 210-01 MLL Conference Room November 11, 2010 4:00 PM Mercedes Vaquero is Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Brown University. A specialist in medieval studies, her primary focus is the medieval Spanish epic and historiography. In her research, Dr. Vaquero examines issues relating to the form and function of oral narratives, the relationship between epic and history, and the phenomenon of "transitional literacy." In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of La mujer en la épica castellano-leonesa en su contexto histórico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2005), Cultura nobiliaria y biblioteca de Fernán Pérez de Guzmán (Oretania Ediciones, 2003), Tradiciones orales en la historiografía de fines de la Edad Media (The Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1990), and Vida rimada de Fernán González de Gonzalo de Arredondo (Exter Hispanic Texts, 1987). She co-edited with Alan Deyermond Studies on Medieval Spanish Literature in Honor of Charles F. Fraker (The Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1995) and Medieval Historiographical Discourse (Dispositio 10, 1985).

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    "Crossing Borders" Film Screening followed by discussion on UM campus
    Film screening held at The Cosford Cinema, followed by a discussion

    Thursday, November 11, 2010
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Cosford Cinema, 2nd Floor of Memorial Building (1111 Memorial Drive)
     
    "Crossing Borders" Film Screening followed by discussion on UM campus: Thursday, November 11 at 7 pm at The Cosford Cinema 2nd Floor of the Memorial Building (1111 Memorial Drive) Parking in the adjacent parking lot is complimentary after 4pm. CROSSING BORDERS is an award winning feature documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering "the Other," discover themselves. The film is a cross-cultural tool that is designed to empower by: supporting the development of intercultural empathy and critical thinking skills; and initiating dialogue between different cultures. watch the 3-minute trailer at: www.crossingbordersfilm.org A project by Crossing Borders Education, a non-profit organization for cross-cultural education Screening funded by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami

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    In origine era la domus - L'evoluzione della casa italiana (In the Beginning Was the Domus - The Evolution of the Italian House )
    Talk in Italian. Presented by Enzo Carpentieri, architect and interior designer from Rome

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


    In origine era la domus L'evoluzione della casa italiana In the Beginning Was the Domus The Evolution of the Italian House Monday November 22 at 4:30PM MLL Conference Room (Merrick 210-01) La casa e` da sempre un tema centrale dell'architettura italiana. Nel corso della conferenza ne racconteremo la storia ed analizzeremo esempi antichi e contemporanei di case e ville. Scopriremo insieme le origini del comfort e della bellezza che caratterizzano lo spazio abitativo delle nostre citta`. The house has always been a central theme in Italian architecture. This talk will focus on the history of Italian residences, through the analysis of ancient and contemporary examples of houses and villas, with the purpose to discover and explore the origins of the comfort and beauty typical of Italian cities. Presented by Enzo Carpentieri, architect and interior designer from Rome

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    Lecture by Dr. Franklin Rodriguez
    Lecture by Dr. Franklin Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies at William Paterson University

    Monday, January 31, 2011
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Franklin Rodriguez Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies, William Paterson University “Recorrido por la obra narrativa de Roberto Bolaño” MLL Conference Room, MB 210-01 January 31, 2011 5:15 pm Franklin Rodriguez is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies as well as Director of Latin American Studies at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (2007) from SUNY Binghamton. His research focuses on 20th Century Latin American Literature, and the Chilean novelist and poet, Roberto Bolaño. Publications include articles on Bolaño, Alan Pauls, Jorge Volpi, and Javier de Viana. In his lecture, Dr. Rodriguez traces and examines the development of Roberto Bolaño’s narratives from the 1980s to the publication of the novel, 2666, focusing in particular on the ways through which the author’s complex fashioning of literary personas and their immersion in various literary and ethico-political discourses exposes fragments and episodes of the calamitous 20th century. To this end, Bolaño’s narratives create a series of multiple doubles, reduplications and contraries, espejos y explosions that dramatize the writer’s mind in search for knowledge and explore the possibilities and limits of the literary imagination in reconstructing and representing socio-cultural dynamics. ***Please note: the lecture will be held in Spanish***

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    Lecture by Dennis Looney, "Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy"
    Dennis Looney, Professor of Italian and French at the University of Pittsburgh

    Friday, February 4, 2011
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    CIB, Shoma Hall 3053
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CO-SPONSORED BY AFRICANA STUDIES AND AMERICAN STUDIES Invites you to a Lecture by Dennis Looney Professor of Italian and French University of Pittsburgh “Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy" Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053 5100 Brunson Drive, Gables Campus February 4, 2011 4:00 PM Dennis Looney is Professor of Italian with a secondary appointment in the Department of Classics at the University of Pittsburgh. The recipient of several awards and honors and a past president of the ADFL Executive Committee, Professor Looney is a leading scholar in Renaissance humanism and especially the way renaissance Italian poets renovated literary traditions through their imitation of the classical literature. He has published several books in Italy and in the United States: among them Compromising the Classics: Romance Epic Narrative in the Italian Renaissance, Phaeton’s Children: The Este Court and its Culture in Early Modern Ferrara, co-edited with Deanna Shemek and 'My Muse Will Have a Story to Paint': Selected Prose of Ludovico Ariosto, recently published by University of Toronto Press. In his latest research he has studied the reception in contemporary America of a masterpiece of Italian literature, the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. His book Freedom Readers: The African-American reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divina Commedia is about to be released by the University of Notre Dame Press. **Reception to Follow**

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    Assessment and Evaluation: Two Approaches to Improving Student Learning” by Dr. Judith Liskin-Gasparro
    Judith Liskin-Gasparro (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa

    Friday, February 11, 2011
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Judith Liskin-Gasparro “Assessment and Evaluation: Two Approaches to Improving Student Learning” Abstract: With increasing external pressures on all academic programs to provide evidence of educational quality, it is especially important for foreign language (and other possibly vulnerable) programs to take charge of the process--to decide what constitutes high-quality student learning, figure out if student learning matches our goals, and make productive use of the information we gather. In this presentation I describe the complementary approaches of program evaluation and the assessment of student learning outcomes and show how both can contribute to the improvement of student learning. A well-coordinated assessment/evaluation program can serve as a powerful tool in advocating for language programs within and beyond the university. MLL Conference Room, MB 210-01 February 11, 2011 2:30 pm Judith Liskin-Gasparro (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, where she also co-directs FLARE, an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Second Language Acquisition. She teaches courses in teaching methods, second language acquisition, and Spanish language and applied linguistics; until recently she was also the director of the elementary and intermediate Spanish program. Her research focuses on the acquisition of speaking skills in a second/foreign language and the assessment of student learning outcomes. She is the Associate Editor for Reviews of The Modern Language Journal, as well as the co-author of two college-level Spanish textbooks published by Prentice Hall, Mosaicos: Spanish as a World Language and Identidades: Exploraciones e interconexiones. She is also is the co-editor of the Prentice Hall Professional Library Series, a series of monographs on language learning and teaching.

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    Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium, "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art"
    We will be presenting interdisciplinary, original and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world

    Friday, February 18, 2011
    7:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Merrick Building


    The Nineteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium of the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Co-Sponsored by the Joseph Memorial Carter Fund The CAS Center for the Humanities The Department of English, And the Department of History, University of Miami, Coral Gables "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art" February 18-19, 2011 Panels All Day How was food imagined, critiqued, forbidden, desired and constructed in literature, history and the visual arts? How did it interact with assumptions and realities of gender, class and identity? How did it represent, misrepresent or demark cultural, political and national identity? Why did food become a privileged metaphor for talking and writing about eroticism and sexuality? We will be presenting interdisciplinary, original and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world. Keynote speakers: John Varriano, Professor Emeritus of Art at Mount Holyoke College; Robert Appelbaum, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Lancaster University, UK Symposium co-organizers: Laura Giannetti, Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami and Cristina Favretto, Head, Special Collections, University of Miami Library

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    Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium, "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art"
    We will be presenting interdisciplinary, original and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world

    Saturday, February 19, 2011
    7:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


    Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053

    The Nineteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium of the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Co-Sponsored by the Joseph Memorial Carter Fund The CAS Center for the Humanities The Department of English, And the Department of History, University of Miami, Coral Gables "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art" February 18-19, 2011 Panels All Day How was food imagined, critiqued, forbidden, desired and constructed in literature, history and the visual arts? How did it interact with assumptions and realities of gender, class and identity? How did it represent, misrepresent or demark cultural, political and national identity? Why did food become a privileged metaphor for talking and writing about eroticism and sexuality? We will be presenting interdisciplinary, original and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world. Keynote speakers: John Varriano, Professor Emeritus of Art at Mount Holyoke College; Robert Appelbaum, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Lancaster University, UK Symposium co-organizers: Laura Giannetti, Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami and Cristina Favretto, Head, Special Collections, University of Miami Library

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    Il Palazzo Rinascimentale
    Lecture presented by Enzo Carpentieri, architect and interior designer from Rome

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Merrick 210-01 (Department of Modern Languages Conference Room)


    Nell’epoca dell’invenzione della stampa e della scoperta dell’America, gli architetti italiani del Rinascimento “disegnano” una nuova tipologia residenziale, il palazzo. Dopo la precedente conferenza dedicata alla domus romana, esamineremo questa volta le caratteristiche del nuovo modelo abitativo che diventerà il protagonista indiscusso dello sviluppo urbanístico delle nostre città e che segnerà per secoli la forma e l’organizzazione dell’habitat umano. In the days of the invention of the printing press and the discovery of America, the Italian architects of the Renaissance designed a new residential typology: the palace. After the previous conference on the Roman domus, this time we are going to examine the new living model that will become the undisputed protagonist of the urban development of our cities. The “palazzo” will mark form and organization of the human environment for ages.

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    9th Annual Graduate Student Conference: "SPACES OF RELATION"
    Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
    University of Miami, Coral Gables
    Sponsored by the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

    Friday, February 25, 2011
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


    Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053

    9TH GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011 Both Peirce (who argued that existence lies in opposition) and Benveniste (for whom difference generates meaning) outlined, a century ago, the importance of relational thought. Nowadays, relation remains a key concept in postmodern and postcolonial theories and is, indeed, is a necessary condition for individual, social, and cultural identities. It implies a link, an interaction, a mediation even, in short a certain distance between objects, subjects, realities and representations. Spaces – whether fictive, virtual or real – can be envisioned as the referential context in which the relation takes place, or as the distance engendered by relation itself. Please join us on Friday for the Keynote Lecture: 4:45 p.m. Welcoming Remarks by the Organizing Graduate Student Committee, CIB, Shoma Hall 5:00 p.m. Keynote Address CIB, Shoma Hall Introduction by Dr. George Yudice, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures “Timespace is for Us as Water is for Fish!?” Dr. Floyd Merrell Professor of Spanish and Semiotics Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Purdue University 6:00 p.m. Reception CIB, Shoma Hall 5100 Brunson Drive

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    9th Annual Graduate Student Conference: "SPACES OF RELATION"
    Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
    University of Miami, Coral Gables
    Sponsored by the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund

    Saturday, February 26, 2011
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    SMerrick 210-01 & Merrick 210-02


    9TH GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011 Both Peirce (who argued that existence lies in opposition) and Benveniste (for whom difference generates meaning) outlined, a century ago, the importance of relational thought. Nowadays, relation remains a key concept in postmodern and postcolonial theories and is, indeed, is a necessary condition for individual, social, and cultural identities. It implies a link, an interaction, a mediation even, in short a certain distance between objects, subjects, realities and representations. Spaces – whether fictive, virtual or real – can be envisioned as the referential context in which the relation takes place, or as the distance engendered by relation itself. Please join us on Saturday for Panel Presentations. View the flyer for the program schedule.

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    Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
    FILM TITLE: "Two Women" ("La ciociara") dir. De Sica, 1960

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Memorial (MM) 203
     
    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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    LES CAPTIVITÃS AMOUREUSES DE JEAN GENET
    JEAN GENETI€S AMOROUS CAPTIVITIES

    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI,DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
    ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF JEAN GENET’S BIRTH
    AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND RELATED E...
    Judith Liskin-Gasparro (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa

    Friday, March 4, 2011
    2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Communication International Building, Shoma Hall 3053


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI,DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CULTURAL SERVICE OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE IN MIAMI ON THE OCCASION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF JEAN GENET’S BIRTH AND THE PUBLISHING OF LES PASSIONS DE JEAN GENET (10TH VOLUME OF THE SERIES TRANSATLANTIQUE) "LES CAPTIVITÉS AMOUREUSES DE JEAN GENET" "JEAN GENET’S AMOROUS CAPTIVITIES" AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND RELATED EVENTS MARCH 1 – MARCH 4, 2011 FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011, 2:00-6:00 P.M. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION BUILDING SHOMA HALL 3053, 5100 BRUNSON DRIVE, CORAL GABLES CAMPUS SYMPOSIUM LES CAPTIVITÉS AMOUREUSES DE JEAN GENET JEAN GENET’S AMOROUS CAPTIVITIES CHAIR: LILLIAN MANZOR 2:00 PM RALPH HEYNDELS OPENING REMARKS Ce point fixe se nomma peut-être l’amour ***** SESSION I CHAIR: SUZANNE BRASWELL 2:30 PM HADRIEN LAROCHE When there is no reason to hope and everything is still possible 3:00 PM ALBERT DICHY Jean Genet, voyage en Orient 3:30 PM RESPONDENTS: NICOLAS BORDAGE AND MELYSSA HAFFAF Discussion 4:00 PM Coffee Break ***** SESSION II CHAIR: GEMA PEREZ SANCHEZ 4:15 PM EDMUND WHITE How Genet aspired to become a Muslim saint 4:45 PM RENÉ DE CECCATTY Aimer un homme? Aimer les hommes? Haïr les hommes? Se haïr en tant qu’homme? Les ambivalences du désir 5:15 PM RESPONDENTS: IRENE KOYADA AND SHAWN TEMPLE Discussion ***** 5:45 PM DAVID ELLISON CLOSING REMARKS Genet et nous 6:00 PM CLOSING RECEPTION SHOMA HALL TERRACE

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    Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
    FILM TITLE: "The Profession of Arms" ("Il mestiere delle armi") dir. Olmi, 2001

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Memorial (MM) 203
     
    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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    Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
    FILM TITLE: "Senso" ("Senso") dir. Visconti, 1954

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Memorial (MM) 203
     
    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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    Una conversazione con tre scrittori italiani emergenti: Silvaia Avallone, Barbara Di Gregorio, Giuseppe Catozzella

    Friday, March 25, 2011
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Whitten Learning Center 160


    Una conversazione con tre scrittori italiani emergenti: Silvia Avallone vincitore del premio Campiello Opera Prima 2010, finalista del premio Strega Barbara Di Gregorio Giuseppe Catozzella vincitore premio Gavinelli 2010 Accompagnati da Michele Rossi, direttore della collana di narrativa della casa editrice Rizzoli Moderatore Maria Galli Stampino, associato di letteratura italiana Venerdì 25 marzo 2011, alle 12 e 15 Whitten Learning Center 160* * vedere la cartina al sito: http://www6.miami.edu/communications/expression_images/site/maps/CG_CampusMap0_Jan2011.pdf *Refreshments will be served*

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    Dreams of Conquest: Terraces and Harems in Literary Accounts of the War of Africa (1859-60)
    Talk by Dr. Ana Rueda, Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky

    Monday, April 4, 2011
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    MB 210-01 - MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Ana Rueda Professor of Spanish, University of Kentucky “Dreams of Conquest: Terraces and Harems in Literary Accounts of the War of Africa (1859-60)” Monday, April 4, 2011 MLL Conference Room, MB210-01 1:30 PM Dr. Ana Rueda is Professor of Spanish Literature and Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her field is Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature. Her research includes new approaches to genre studies (short story, novel, epistolarity, travel writing, war literature), women´s writing, and interdisciplinary studies. Dr. Rueda has published six books: Relatos desde el vacío: Un nuevo espacio crítico para el cuento contemporáneo (1992); Pigmalión y Galatea. Refracciones modernas de un mito (1998); Cartas in lacrar: La novela epistolar y la España ilustrada, 1789-1840 (2001); La agenda negra (2001); Irene y Clara o la madre imperiosa, by Vicente Salvá (2003); and El retorno/El reencuentro: La inmigración en la literatura hispano-marroquí (2010) with the collaboration of Sandra Martín. She is currently writing a book titled Fictions of Conflict that examines literary accounts of the War of Africa (1859-60). Her articles, published in venues such as Insula, Dieciocho, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, reflect research interests that span various periods, genres and critical traditions.

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    The University of L’Aquila within the Reconstruction of the Built Environment and the Social Fabric of the City
    Talk by Anna Tozzi, Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Office for Pedagogical and Research Exchanges and Collaborations, Università degli studi dell’Aquila

    Monday, April 4, 2011
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Merrick 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Join us for a presentation by Anna Tozzi Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Office for Pedagogical and Research Exchanges and Collaborations, Università degli studi dell’Aquila "The University of L’Aquila within the Reconstruction of the Built Environment and the Social Fabric of the City" Monday, April 4, 4:30pm Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room (Merrick 210-01) Reception to follow, Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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    Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
    FILM TITLE: "The Night of the Shooting Stars" ("La notte di San Lorenzo") dir. Taviani, 1982

     
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Memorial (MM) 203


    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture

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    "Monstrosity and The Fairy Tale Tradition in Pan’s Labyrinth and Camino"
    Talk by Dr. Yvonne Gavela, Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami

    Friday, April 8, 2011
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Merrick 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Presents Yvonne Gavela Modern Languages and Literatures University of Miami "Monstrosity and The Fairy Tale Tradition in Pan’s Labyrinth and Camino" Friday, April 8, 2011 3:30pm 210-01 MERRICK Building Yvonne Gavela-Ramos Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Spanish Peninsular Literature and Film at the University of Miami. She works on three main lines of research: Film and media culture in Contemporary Spanish youth narratives; Collective Memory in Spanish films on the Spanish civil war and the postwar years; and Spanish film adaptations and intermedial relations between literature and film. Her research appears in journals such as Hesperia. Anuario de filología hispánica, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (forthcoming). She has written book chapters in refereed edited volumes: Memoria histórica, género e interdisciplinariedad (2008), La literatura y el cine hispánicos en el bicentenario de las independencias iberoamericanas (forthcoming), and Looking Back, Moving On: Children and Teenagers in Spanish and Latin(o)American Film (forthcoming). She is currently working on a book manuscript analyzing Film and Media Culture in Spanish Generation X fiction. Refreshments to be served.

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    Italian Film Series: "War and Violence in Italian History"
    FILM TITLE: "Johnny the Partisan" ("Il partigiano Johnny") dir. Chiesa, 2000

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Memorial (MM) 203

    All Films in Italian with English Subtitles; All showings are in MM 203 at 8:30PM Made possible by funds from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of the Italian language and culture.

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    "Nachtrauer" - Lou Andreas-Salom's Rilke book
    Talk by Dr. Gisela Brinker-Gabler, Professor of Comparative Literature at Binghamton University, SUNY

    Thursday, April 21, 2011
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Merrick 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Gisela Brinker-Gabler Professor of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University, SUNY “Nachtrauer – Lou Andreas-Salomé’s Rilke book” Thursday, April 21, 2011 MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room 5:00 PM Known primarily for her friendship with major figures in European culture, including Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud, the Russian born German writer Lou Andreas-Salome (1861-1937) produced a distinct body of philosophical, religious, and psychoanalytical work, of literary criticism and fiction. In 1928, two years after the death of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Andreas-Salome, one of the first women psychoanalysts who had studied with Freud, published a sensitively and intelligently crafted tribute to her beloved friend with whom she had shared a close relationship and a lifelong correspondence. The focus of this presentation is Andreas-Salome’s creation of what could be called a new genre of psycho-biography based on her concept of Nachtrauer (post-mourning), which modifies Freud’s understanding of “mourning” in his seminal essay “Memory and Melancholia” (1915). Nachtrauer brings forth the departed in a new visibility through a unique poetic and subtle writing style and dialogue of a “final being together.” The presentation will include a brief discussion of the opening paragraphs of the first translation of Andreas-Salomé’s Rilke book by Angela von der Lippe (You Alone Are Real To Me, 2004). Gisela Brinker-Gabler is Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature, and Co-director of the Doctoral program in Philosophy, Literature and the Theory of Criticism (PLC) at Binghamton University, SUNY. She has published widely in the areas of modern literature and thought, gender, knowledge and history, as well as women's literature and political culture, and has edited numerous essay collections in English and German, including Encountering the Other(s): Studies in Literature, History and Culture (1995); Writing New Identities. Gender, Nation and Immigration in Contemporary Europe (1997; with Sidonie Smith), and "If We Had the Word.” Ingeborg Bachmann: Views and Reviews (2004, with Markus Zisselsberger). She is currently in the process of completing a book-length study titled “Lou Andreas-Salomé's Modern Thought." This event is sponsored by the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund.

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    Ricardo Castells, "La primera escena de La Celestina: análisis y documentación del sueño de Calisto"

    Friday, September 4, 2009
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami invites you to a lecture by: Ricardo Castells Professor of Spanish, Florida International University "La primera escena de La Celestina: análisis y documentación del sueño de Calisto" Friday, September 4, 2009 MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room 1:30 – 2:30 PM Dr. Castells received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages with an emphasis in Golden Age Spanish Literature from Duke University. His publications include Fernando de Rojas and the Renaissance Vision: Phantasm, Melancholy, and Didacticism in Celestina (Penn State University Press, 2000); and Calisto’s Dream and the Celestinesque Tradition: A Rereading of Celestina (University of North Carolina Studies in Romance Languages, 1995). His latest book, An Empire of Faith: The Conquest of America in Golden Age Spanish Theater, is forthcoming with Edition Reichenberger (Kassel,Germany).

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    XVIth Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group
    There will be 18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning, 10/15/09 - 10/17-09

    Thursday, October 15, 2009
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    2nd Floor University Student Union, Flamingo Ballroom C & D
     
    We will have 18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning. All the presentations are work in progress. We have a wide variety of topics: Theoretical issues on perception, mediation, language and mind; Teaching ESL, Spanish, French, Italian; Testing through Dynamic Assessment; Gesture and self-regulation; Heritage learners; study abroad; issues of linguistic policy in Rwanda… Some of THE leading scholars in Applied Linguistics in North America are going to be on campus (Leo van Lier, Merrill Swain, James Lantolf). If you recognize the name Merrill Swain, it is probably because you are familiar with her work on French. She is the scholar that proposed the construct communicative competence in the 1980s (see Canale & Swain, 1980). Leo van Lier is the leading scholar in Semiotics and Second Language Learning. Jim Lantolf is the leading scholar in Sociocultural Psycholy and SLA. It is truly an international meeting. We have participants coming from Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States (California, Arizona, Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama, NYU… and of course, Florida). It is also a non-conventional conference. There are no parallel sessions. Scholars present research in progress, and there is ample time for discussion (one hour per session). If you have some time to attend, you will find that there is genuine, unique dialogue and exchange of academic ideas. We hope you can attend some of the sessions and participate in any way you can. We are convinced you will find the program interesting and relevant to your own research and teaching interests.

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    XVIth Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group
    18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning, 10/15/09 - 10/17/09

    Friday, October 16, 2009
    7:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery


    We will have 18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning. All the presentations are work in progress. We have a wide variety of topics: Theoretical issues on perception, mediation, language and mind; Teaching ESL, Spanish, French, Italian; Testing through Dynamic Assessment; Gesture and self-regulation; Heritage learners; study abroad; issues of linguistic policy in Rwanda… Some of THE leading scholars in Applied Linguistics in North America are going to be on campus (Leo van Lier, Merrill Swain, James Lantolf). If you recognize the name Merrill Swain, it is probably because you are familiar with her work on French. She is the scholar that proposed the construct communicative competence in the 1980s (see Canale & Swain, 1980). Leo van Lier is the leading scholar in Semiotics and Second Language Learning. Jim Lantolf is the leading scholar in Sociocultural Psycholy and SLA. It is truly an international meeting. We have participants coming from Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States (California, Arizona, Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama, NYU… and of course, Florida). It is also a non-conventional conference. There are no parallel sessions. Scholars present research in progress, and there is ample time for discussion (one hour per session). If you have some time to attend, you will find that there is genuine, unique dialogue and exchange of academic ideas. We hope you can attend some of the sessions and participate in any way you can. We are convinced you will find the program interesting and relevant to your own research and teaching interests.

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    XVIth Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group
    XVIth Annual Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group, 10/15/09 - 10/17/09

    Saturday, October 17, 2009
    7:00 am - 3:00 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery


    We will have 18 presentations connecting Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Teaching and Learning. All the presentations are work in progress. We have a wide variety of topics: Theoretical issues on perception, mediation, language and mind; Teaching ESL, Spanish, French, Italian; Testing through Dynamic Assessment; Gesture and self-regulation; Heritage learners; study abroad; issues of linguistic policy in Rwanda… Some of THE leading scholars in Applied Linguistics in North America are going to be on campus (Leo van Lier, Merrill Swain, James Lantolf). If you recognize the name Merrill Swain, it is probably because you are familiar with her work on French. She is the scholar that proposed the construct communicative competence in the 1980s (see Canale & Swain, 1980). Leo van Lier is the leading scholar in Semiotics and Second Language Learning. Jim Lantolf is the leading scholar in Sociocultural Psycholy and SLA. It is truly an international meeting. We have participants coming from Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States (California, Arizona, Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama, NYU… and of course, Florida). It is also a non-conventional conference. There are no parallel sessions. Scholars present research in progress, and there is ample time for discussion (one hour per session). If you have some time to attend, you will find that there is genuine, unique dialogue and exchange of academic ideas. We hope you can attend some of the sessions and participate in any way you can. We are convinced you will find the program interesting and relevant to your own research and teaching interests.

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    "The History of Brazilian Women Writers" by Joyce Cavalccante
    La historia de la literatura femenina en el Brasil
    The talk will be delivered in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

    Monday, October 19, 2009
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES & THE PROGRAM IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES HAVE THE PLEASURE OF INVITING YOU TO A LECTURE BY JOYCE CAVALCCANTE A história da literatura feminina no Brasil La historia de la literatura femenina en el Brasil The History of Brazilian Women Writers Author of six novels and numerous short stories and articles that today appear in eight anthologies, Joyce Cavalccante is the Founder and President of REBRA, Rede de Escritoras Brasileiras (Network of Brazilian Women Writers) and Director of RELAT--Red de Escritoras Latinoamericanas, associations devoted to the dissemination of women writers worldwide. Born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Joyce Cavlaccante currently resides in São Paulo, Brazil. Her works have been translated to English, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Prize of the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (APCA) for best novel in 1993 for her piece Inimigas ĺntimas (Intimate Enemies). In 2002, Joyce Cavalccante won the Radio France Internationale Prize for her short story "Neguinha" ("Little Black Girl"). In 2007, Ms. Cavalccante received an award conferred by the Academie de Arts, Sciences et Lettres. Much of her work is considered "erotic" in nature, notably O discurso da mulher absurda (The Discourse of the Absurd Woman, Global Editora, 1985) and she has devoted her corpus to portrayals of the resigned lives of women in a patriarchal, machista society, socialized to pray, marry and die. Joyce Cavalccante is currently engaged in completing a saga of the retirante nordestino (Brazilian immigrant from the Northeast), historically framed between 1954 and 2004, a trilogy consisting of the already published Inimigas ĺntimas (Editora Maltese, 1993) and O cão chupando manga (Editora Bertrand Brasil, 2001), literally, "The Mango-Sucking Dog," a figurative expression used in Northeastern Brazilian slang for one who is physically very ugly. The third and final edition of the trilogy will appear soon and is entitled Deus é brasileiro mas mora em Miami (God is Brazilian but lives in Miami). Ms. Cavalccante has lectured in various North American and European institutions, including, in the United States, at the University of Arizona, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the University of New Mexico. In France and Italy, she has delivered talks on the topic of Brazilian women writers at the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne, Université de Paris IV- Sorbonne, Université de Provence, Université d'Aix-Marseille, the Université de Bordeaux, and the Università di Bologna.

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    BUSINESS AND HUMANITIES IN MILAN, ITALY – SUMMER 2010
    INFORMATION SESSION: Meet the professors, hear details about the courses, get an application…

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Dean's Conference Room, Jenkins 217
     
    BUSINESS AND HUMANITIES IN MILAN, ITALY – SUMMER 2010 MGT 303 (Operations Management) and ITA 310 “W” (Building Theater: Theater Buildings in Renaissance Italy) will be taught by Professor Luca Donno and Dr. Maria Galli Stampino in Milan, Italy May 31-June 25, 2010. These are faculty-led courses (taught in English) based in the heart of Milan at an international study center. Students will be housed in furnished apartments with easy access to public transportation, computer labs, library, health center, and 24 hour support. Students may enroll in MGT 303 or ITA 310 or both for 3-6 UM credits. Students will be able to participate in both courses’ site visits regardless of which course they are enrolled in. Prof. Donno’s MGT 303 will include trips to major Italian corporations, like Montalcino wine production, Ferrarini Parmesan cheese factory, and Alfa Romeo to see operations first hand. Dr. Stampino will lecture at famous theater sites including the Olimpico in Vicenza, La Scala in Milan, and the Farnese in Parma. A combined trip to Tuscany will be included. For further information on course descriptions, study program details, and estimated price, please contact: Prof. Luca Donno ldonno@miami.edu , Dr. Maria Stampino mariagallistampino@yahoo.it , or Mrs. Karen Donno, Undergraduate Business Programs, kdonno@miami.edu . Final applications are due on March 1, but students need to start planning now. Space will be limited !!! NOTE: MGT 303 is a Business Professional Core requirement for all business students. It is also part of the Management major or minor. ITA 310 “W” is taught in English and counts as a fine art, humanities choice, 300 level writing credit, general education choice, or an elective for business students. Students from other schools outside of business are welcome to apply. INFORMATION SESSION: Meet the professors, hear details about the courses, get an application…. Date: November 4, 2009, Wednesday Time: 4:30-5:30 pm Place: Dean's Conference Room, Jenkins 217
     

    MOROCCAN WRITER ABDELLAH TAΪA AT BOOKS AND BOOKS
    ABDELLAH TAΪA will present the recent English and Spanish translations of his novel Salvation Army. He will discuss his work with Ralph Heyndels and Gema Perez

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Books and Books, Coral Gables


    MOROCCAN WRITER ABDELLAH TAΪA @ BOOKS AND BOOKS 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009, 6:30 P.M. MOROCCAN WRITER ABDELLAH TAΪA will present the recent English and Spanish translations of his novel Salvation Army. He will discuss his work with Ralph Heyndels and Gema Perez (University of Miami) during this trilingual event (English, Spanish, French). Abdellah Taïa is a young Moroccan writer and intellectual figure living in Paris and writing in French. He is the author of several novels, most recently L’Armée du Salut and Une Mélancolie arabe (Éditions du Seuil), the co-author with Frédéric Mitterand of the texts of a photography book entitled Maroc 1900-1960 (Actes Sud), and the editor and introducer of Lettres à un jeune Marocain (Éditions du Seuil). As the first openly gay writer intervening publicly in Morocco itself (actually the first in the entire Arab world) and whose novels are distributed in that country, he has been ranked by the influential Moroccan weekly magazine Tel Quel as one of the three of contemporary Moroccan culture and society. He is also a vigorous defender of tolerance, cultural and civic openness, democracy and human rights in his native country and everywhere. Novels by Abdellah Taïa have already been translated in Spanish, Dutch and Italian, and Salvation Army just appeared in English, translated by Frank Stock and prefaced by Edmund White, at M.I.T. Press. Taïa’s “calmly transgressive work” has been recognized as a “major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic diaspora”, as it combines narrative and rhetorical complexity with the subjective genuine tonality of personal story telling and auto-fictional apparent confession. This is a novel about love in all his forms. A Moroccan boy’s love for his mother (…)The boy’s love for his older brother (…) About the boy’s love of the French language and literature (…) This is (…) a book about the love of men for men(…) This a book about a boy’s love for his past. This is also a book about fear. (…) If the secret of great fiction (…) is “defamiliarization”, making everything known seem strange, then nothing could be more accomplished and persuasive than this mysterious novel. The boy himself is foreign to us, our world is foreign to him, everyone is a foreigner in love with the “other” (whether that be a Swiss man or an older brother). Despite the simplicity and clarity of Taïa’s style, we sense how sophisticated he is – that this is a simplicity that only intelligence (…) can buy. Not only has the language been chastened, but the selection of scenes to show and to exclude has also been subjected to a draconian editing process. Finally, this is a book about poverty. About sexual tourism, its benign side (…) and its cruel side. But Abdellah Taïa doesn’t spell this out. His is an ecstatic and generous nature who lives in the particular, who shies away from generalizations. No matter how often he might be disappointed or wounded he is ever (…) prepared to receive that wonderful, transforming thing: reciprocal affection. This book is a clear stream; drink from it deeply. Edmund White This event is organized in conjunction with the U.M. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the French Cultural Services (Miami office), with the support of the U.M. Queer Studies Research Group and the U.M. Africana Studies Program, along with the Alliance Française de Miami-Fort Lauderdale.. Open to the public. Free admission.

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    "MÉLANCOLIE ET PASSION" COURSE PARTICIPATION BY ABDELLAH TAΪA
    Abdellah Taïa is a young Moroccan writer and intellectual figure living in Paris and writing in French. He is the author of several novels...

    Thursday, November 12, 2009
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2:00 TO 3:15 P.M. M.L.L. CONFERENCE ROOM (MERRICK 210-01) COURSE PARTICIPATION BY ABDELLAH TAΪA Abdellah Taïa is a young Moroccan writer and intellectual figure living in Paris and writing in French. He is the author of several novels, most recently L’Armée du Salut and Une Mélancolie arabe (Éditions du Seuil), the co-author with Frédéric Mitterand of the texts of a photography book entitled Maroc 1900-1960 (Actes Sud), and the editor and introducer of Lettres à un jeune Marocain (Éditions du Seuil), a collective volume to which 17 Moroccan writers, artists, intellectuals and university students have collaborated in defense of a new, liberal, open minded, and secular Morocco. As the first openly gay writer intervening publicly in Morocco itself (actually the first in the entire Arab world) and whose novels are distributed in that country, he has been ranked by the influential Moroccan weekly magazine Tel Quel as one of the three of contemporary Moroccan culture and society. He is also a vigorous defender of tolerance, cultural and civic openness, democracy and human rights in his native country and everywhere. Novels by Abdellah Taïa have already been translated in Spanish, Dutch and Italian, and Salvation Army just appeared in English, translated by Frank Stock and prefaced by Edmund White, at M.I.T. Press, in the Semiotext(e) series directed by Hedi El Kholti. Taïa’s “calmly transgressive work” has been recognized as a “major addition to the new French literature emerging from the North African Arabic diaspora”, as it combines narrative and rhetorical complexity with the subjective genuine tonality of personal story telling and auto-fictional apparent confession. His Miami appearance is part of a tour which will feature him at universities (N.Y.U., Columbia, Harvard, U.C.L.A, U.C. Berkeley, University of Miami), bookstores and cultural centers in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami. This undergraduate course participation (in French) is open to all faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and interested outside persons. This event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of France in the United States and the M.L.L. Department Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, with the support of the French Cultural Services in Miami and the Miami Book Fair.

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    Dr. Ángeles Encinar presents “La guerra civil española en la narrativa breve de Manuel Rivas y Juan Eduardo Zúñigaâ€
    This talk will be delivered in Spanish. Dr. Encinar is a Professor of Spanish, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus and is currently a Visiting Scholar, The University of Texas...

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, and the Centro Cultural Español de Miami announce a lecture by Dr. Ángeles Encinar Professor of Spanish, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus Visiting Scholar, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2009. “La guerra civil española en la narrativa breve de Manuel Rivas y Juan Eduardo Zúñiga” This talk will be delivered in Spanish Tuesday, November 17, 5:00 p.m. Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room, Merrick 210-01 Dr. Encinar holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Spanish literature from Washington University, St. Louis and a Licenciatura en Filosofía y Letras from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is the author of scores of essays on contemporary Spanish narrative. She is the single author of three books: Narrativa española del siglo XX. Diez autores (Madrid, Edelsa, 2002); Uso interactivo del vocabulario (Madrid, Edelsa, 2001; reprinted 2003); and Novela española actual: La desaparición del héroe, Madrid, Pliegos, 1990 Dr. Encinar has co-edited five essay collections: Género y géneros. Escritura y escritoras iberoamericanas, vols. I y II, eds. Ángeles Encinar, Eva Löfquist y Carmen Valcárcel (Madrid, Ediciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2006); La pluralidad narrativa. Escritores españoles contemporáneos (1984-2004), Ángeles Encinar y Kathleen M. Glenn (eds.) (Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, 2005); Aproximaciones críticas al mundo narrativo de José María Merino, ed. Ángeles Encinar y Kathleen M. Glenn (León, Edilesa, 2000); España y América en sus literaturas, ed. Ángeles Encinar (Madrid, Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, 1993); and Escritoras y compromiso (Madrid: Visor, 2009). She has compiled several anthologies of contemporary Spanish short stories, such as Maneras de vivir. Antología de cuentos de Ignacio Aldecoa (Madrid, Marenostrum, 2006); Historias de detectives (Barcelona, Lumen, 1998); Cuentos de este siglo. Treinta narradoras españolas contemporáneas (Barcelona, Lumen, 1995); and the very popular Cuento español contemporáneo, eds. Ángeles Encinar y Anthony Percival (Madrid, Cátedra, Colección Letras hispánicas, 1993). Dr. Encinar is the recipient of many prestigious grants and scholarships from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Caja Madrid’s Obra Social, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), the American Council of Education, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and the Fundación Universitaria Ortega y Gasset.

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    "IMAGE AND SOUND TRACK IN AUDIOVISUAL TESTIMONIES OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR" by JO LABANYI, New York University.

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    MLL Conference Room, MB 210-01
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES invites you to a lecture by JO LABANYI,New York University "IMAGE AND SOUND TRACK IN AUDIOVISUAL TESTIMONIES OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR" Jo Labanyi is Professor of Spanish at New York University, where she directs the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. She was previously Professor of Spanish Cultural Studies at the Universities of London and Southampton, and directed the Institute of Romance Studies at the University of London, where she founded its Cultural Memory graduate program. A founding editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, she has published widely on 19th- and 20th-century Spanish culture, including Gender and Modernization in the Spanish Realist Novel (OUP, 2000) and the edited volume Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spain (OUP, 2002). Her volume on Spanish Literature in OUP’s Very Short Introduction series is in press, and she is co-authoring a Cultural History of Modern Literatures in Spain (Polity), and co-editing a Companion to Spanish Cinema (Blackwell). She directed the collaborative research projects An Oral History of Cinema-Going in 1940s and 50s Spain and Film Magazines, Fashion and Photography in 1940s and 50s Spain. Her research interests include literature, film, photography, popular culture, gender, and memory studies. She was elected a member of the British Academy in 2005.

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    "Enrico; or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem" by Maria Galli Stampino
    The Center for the Humanities invites you to Books & Books, Coral Gables for a discussion with Maria Galli Stampino on her recently published book

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


    The Center for the Humanities invites you to Books & Books Coral Gables for a discussion with Maria Galli Stampino Department of Modern Languages and Literature University of Miami On her recently published book Enrico; or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem (The University of Chicago Press, 2009) MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009 8:00 p.m. Books & Books 265 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 305.442.4408 Lucrezia Marinella (1571–1653) is, by all accounts, a phenomenon in early modernity: a woman who wrote and published in many genres, whose fame shone brightly within and outside her native Venice, and whose voice is simultaneously original and reflective of her time and culture. Now available for the first time in English translation, Enrico retells the story of the conquest of Byzantium in the Fourth Crusade (1202–04), interspersing historical events in Marinella’s account of the invasion with numerous invented episodes, drawing on the rich imaginative legacy of the chivalric romance. Maria Galli Stampino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Miami. Her research centers on the emergence of modern Western theater in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition, she studies the Petrarchan lyrical tradition in Europe, and early modern women writers.
     
     

    A LECTURE BY Dr. João Antônio Telles, "Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All"
    Dr. Telles coordinates “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All,” a pedagogical project that uses Internet technology to match language students at Brazilian univers...

    Thursday, January 28, 2010
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    The Portuguese Program of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami invites foreign-language teachers and learners to participate in a lecture by Prof. João Antonio Telles, Ph.D., from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). The event will take place on Thursday, January 28, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami. (Modern Languages Conference Room: Merrick Building, 210-01). Dr. Telles coordinates “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All,” a pedagogical project that uses Internet technology to match language students at Brazilian universities with students learning Portuguese in other countries. With tandem language learning, each partner learns and practices the language of study for one hour. In the second half of the session, the students switch roles and languages. Dr. Telles’ lecture will explain the project in detail in hopes of establishing new partnerships with universities in Florida.

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    A WORKSHOP BY Prof. João Antônio Telles, "Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All"
    Dr. Telles coordinates “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All,” a pedagogical project that uses Internet technology to match language students at Brazilian univers...

    Thursday, January 28, 2010
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    MB 201, MLL Language Lab


    HE PORTUGUESE PROGRAM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI INVITES FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND LEARNERS TO PARTICIPATE IN A WORKSHOP BY Prof. João Antônio Telles, Ph.D., Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All” Wednesday, January 28, 2010 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Merrick Building 201, MLL Language Lab Dr. Telles coordinates “Teletandem Brasil – Foreign Languages for All,” a pedagogical project that uses Internet technology to match language students at Brazilian universities with students learning Portuguese in other countries. With tandem language learning, each partner learns and practices the language of study for one hour. In the second half of the session, the students switch roles and languages. Dr. Telles’ lecture will explain the project in detail in hopes of establishing new partnerships with universities in Florida. For more information about the program or about Dr. Telles’ work, please visit: www.teletandembrasil.org and http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.jsp?id=K4727332J6.

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    Call For Papers: Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium, "Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art"
    Submission Deadline: November 1, 2010
    The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium of the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures,

    Thursday, February 18, 2010
    7:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Merrick Building
     
    The Medieval Renaissance and Baroque Symposium of the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, invites papers for its Nineteenth Annual Conference on Food For Thought, For Writing and For Art February 18-19, 2011 How was food imagined, critiqued, forbidden, desired and constructed in literature, history and the visual arts? How did it interact with assumptions and realities of gender, class and identity? How did it represent, misrepresent or demark cultural, political and national identity? Why did food become a privileged metaphor for talking and writing about eroticism and sexuality? We seek submissions for interdisciplinary, original and innovative papers that will explore the symbolic, social and cultural meanings of food in the pre- and early-modern world. Keynote speakers: John Varriano, Professor Emeritus of Art at Mount Holyoke College; Robert Appelbaum, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Lancaster University, UK A 300 word abstract and a short CV should be sent no later than November 1, 2010 to: Michelle Prats, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami P.O. Box 248093 or via email to: m.prats@miami.edu Acceptance will be confirmed no later than December 1, 2010. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Symposium co-organizers: Laura Giannetti, Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami and Cristina Favretto, Head, Special Collections, University of Miami Library.

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    Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium
    “Authorship”

    The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium of the University of Miami invites papers on the many facets of authorship in the pre- and early-modern period...

    Friday, February 19, 2010
    7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    Department of Modern Languages and Literatures University of Miami, Coral Gables EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE SYMPOSIUM "AUTHORSHIP" February 19 - 20, 2010 The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium of the University of Miami invites papers on the many facets of authorship in the pre- and early-modern periods. Topics include, but are not limited to: anonymity; workshop or group works; collective or collaborative authorship; relationships between sponsors and authors; writing vs. dictating; writings on creative endeavors; the author’s voice in a text; anthologies; collections of written works; citations; silvae; salon and academy writing; implied author, implied readers; actors as authors; improvisation. Keynote speakers: Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, New York University and William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis Symposium Co-organizers: Perri Lee Roberts, Senior Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities Maria Galli Stampino, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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    Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque Symposium, First Keynote Presenter: William E. Wallace, "Who Is the Author of Michelangelo's Life?
    William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis

    Friday, February 19, 2010
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Learning Center, Room 194
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium Authorship First Keynote Lecture by William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis “Who Is the Author of Michelangelo's Life?” Friday, February 19, 2010 5:15 p.m. CAS Wesley Gallery 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables Campus William E. Wallace received his Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University in New York in 1983 and is currently Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology. He teaches Renaissance art and architecture 1300-1700, and is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo and his contemporaries. In addition to more than eighty essays, chapters and articles (as well as two works of fiction), he is the author and editor of six different books on Michelangelo, including Michelangelo at San Lorenzo: the Genius as Entrepreneur (Cambridge 1994); Michelangelo: Selected Scholarship in English (Garland, 1996), Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, and Architecture (Hugh Lauter Levin, 1998), and Michelangelo: Selected Readings (Garland 1999). His biography, Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man and his Times appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2010. In 1990-91 he was a fellow at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University's Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence; in 1996-97 he was at the American Academy in Rome, and in Spring 1999 he was the Robert Sterling Clark Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

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    Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque Symposium Second Keynote Lecture: Jane Tylus, "Sublime Authorship: Translating Gaspara Stampa"
    Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium "Authorship"
    Second Keynote Lecture: Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literatur...

    Saturday, February 20, 2010
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Eighteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium "Authorship" Second Keynote Lecture by Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, New York University “Sublime Authorship: Translating Gaspara Stampa” Saturday, February 20, 2010 3:30 p.m. CAS Wesley Gallery 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables Campus Specialist in Renaissance literature, Jane Tylus is a Professor in the Department of Italian Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University's Humanities Center (1985) and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Prior to coming to NYU, she was Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and for four years she was the Associate Dean for the Humanities. Her publications include Writing and Vulnerability in the Late Renaissance (Stanford, 1993) and Epic Traditions in the Contemporary World (California, 1999), which she co-edited. Dr. Tylus is editor of the early modern volume for the new Longman Anthology of World Literature and is a recent recipient of the award for best translation from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for her Sacred Narratives of Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici (University of Chicago Press, 2001). She has also contributed articles to edited volumes and numerous scholarly journals, including Renaissance Quarterly, Italian Culture and Renaissance Drama. Her current work focuses on late medieval female spirituality and its connection to the emergence of humanism, and she is also working on a translation of the complete poems of the Italian Renaissance poet Gaspara Stampa.

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    Student Conference Keynote Lecture by Patrick O’Connor, "Inopportune Visitors: Queer Writing in Neoliberal Argentina"
    Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference 'The Poetics and Politics of Love'
    Keynote Lecture by Patrick O’Conno, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair

    Friday, March 5, 2010
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Learning Center 190
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference 'The Poetics and Politics of Love' Keynote Lecture by Patrick O’Connor, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair of the Comparative Literature Department, Oberlin College “Inopportune Visitors: Queer Writing in Neoliberal Argentina” Friday, March 5, 2010 3:45 p.m. Whitten Learning Center, Room 190 5150 Brunson Drive, University of Miami Coral Gables Campus Dr. Patrick O’Connor is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and acting Chair of the Comparative Literature Department at Oberlin College. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Yale University (1994, 1991) and his B.A. from Cornell University (1980). His research interests include: Post-dictatorship Southern Cone literature, surrealism and other avant-garde Latin American prose, Spanish and Latin American cinema, queer and psychoanalytic theory in Latin America, the novelists of “El Boom” (Cortázar, García-Marquez, Donoso, Fuentes), theories of modernism and post-modernism, U.S. Latino literatures and cultures, and the literature and politics of Central America. In his most recent publication, Latin American Fiction and the Narratives of the Perverse: Paper Dolls and Spider Women (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Dr. O’Connor offers close readings of various twentieth-century texts by Latin American authors, among them Manuel Puig, José Lezama Lima, Felisberto Hernández, Julio Cortázar, Severo Sarduy and G. Hernández, whose representations of male deviance complicate Freud’s narratives of male perversions (masochism, homosexuality, fetishism) and lay the groundwork for O’Connor’s construction of “a perverse literary history” of Latin American literature.

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    The 8th Annual MLL Graduate Student Conference: The Poetics and Politics of Love
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami is pleased to announce its annual graduate student conference, “The Poetics and Politics of Love

    Saturday, March 6, 2010
    7:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    SMerrick Building 210-01


    Department of Modern Languages and Literatures University of Miami The 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference: The Poetics and Politics of Love The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami is pleased to announce its annual graduate student conference, “The Poetics and Politics of Love,” to be held March 5 -6, 2010. The poetics and politics of love refer to representations of concrete social relations that function as allegories for complex cultural imaginaries. The goal of the conference is to examine and debate the multiple uses of such representations from the perspective of different theoretical, historical, and cultural approaches in Spanish, Latin American and Francophone literatures, films, and other cultural texts from all periods. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patrick O’Connor Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, and Chair of the Comparative Literature Department Oberlin College The 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference is sponsored by the Joseph Memorial Carter Fund.

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    Lecture by Anthony J. Cascardi, "Free Speech: Cervantes and the Discourse of Politics"
    Lecture by Dr. Anthony J. Cascardi,University of California, Berkeley, “Free Speech: Cervantes and the Discourse of Politics

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    MB210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Anthony J. Cascardi, University of California, Berkeley “Free Speech: Cervantes and the Discourse of Politics” Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5:00 p.m. MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room Refreshments will be served Anthony Cascardi (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1980 with distinction), is Sidney and Margaret Ancker Chair in Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish; and the Director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. His many publications include: The Limits of Illusion: A Critical Study of Calderón (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984); The Bounds of Reason: Cervantes, Dostoevsky, Flaubert (New York: Columbia University Press, 1986); Literature and the Question of Philosophy,; (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987); The Subject of Modernity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992; Ideologies of History in the Spanish Golden Age (University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 1997); Consequences of Enlightenment: Aesthetics as Critique (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999); and The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press). Dr. Cascardi’s forthcoming book is Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics. This lecture is cosponsored by the University of Miami, Center for the Humanities.

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    Talk by Professor Heather Willis Allen, "Investigating language-learning motivation from an activity theory perspective: Contributions and challenges"
    THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY Professor Heather Willis Allen
    "Investigating language-learning motivation from ...

    Friday, March 26, 2010
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY Professor Heather Willis Allen "Investigating language-learning motivation from an activity theory perspective: Contributions and challenges" March 26, 2010 4:30PM MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room Refreshments will be served Why do some students enjoy the experience of learning a second language (L2) and persist in language study whereas others do not? Although research has shown that motivation plays an important role in L2-learning outcomes, academic performance, and student persistence, researchers have disagreed as to what L2 motivation is, what factors affect it, and how motivational processes function. Yet whereas Vygotskian sociocultural theory seems well suited for researching L2 motivation, its motivational dimension has been relatively under-theorized, as researchers have tended to focus more on cognitive aspects of the theory. In my presentation I will posit activity theory, which unifies various concepts from sociocultural theory and focuses on the motivational dimension of human activities, as a useful lens for analyzing L2 motivational processes. Data from L2 learners participating in a study abroad program will be used to illustrate both contributions and challenges of conducting L2 motivation research from this perspective. Finally, I will discuss the relevance of research findings on L2 motivation for university foreign language curricula. Heather Willis Allen holds a Ph.D. from Emory University. Her work appears in the ADFL Bulletin, Foreign Language Annals, The French Review, Frontiers: The International Journal of Study Abroad, the Journal of Studies in International Education, and the Modern Language Journal.

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    TALK BY ALIA BACCAR, "IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS UNE PAYS ÉMERGENT EN MÉDITERRANÉE:LA TUNISIE"
    Lecture in French by Alia Baccar, UNIVERSITY OF LA MANOUBA (TUNIS) & UNIVERSITY OF TUNIS
    "IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS UNE PAYS ÉMERGENT EN MÉDITERRANÉE:LA TUNISIE"

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY DR. ALIA BACCAR UNIVERSITY OF LA MANOUBA (TUNIS) & UNIVERSITY OF TUNIS IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS UNE PAYS ÉMERGENT EN MÉDITERRANÉE:LA TUNISIE TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010, AT 11:00 A.M. MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE ROOM (MERRICK 210) Alia Baccar (Ph.D. University of Provence, 1970; Docteur d’Etat, University of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1988) is Professor Emeritus of the University of La Manouba (Tunis), where she has been Chair of the French Literature Department. She is currently pursuing her graduate teaching at the Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales of the University of Tunis. Made Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la République (the highest civil decoration of her country) in 2002, she was awarded the title of Grand Officier du Mérite Éducationnel et Scientifique (the most prestigious academic decoration of the Republic of Tunisia) in 2006. She is also Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques of the French Republic since 1999, and has received numerous other distinctions. She has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Ancona and Oslo, at Middlebury College, and at the University Jaume 1 of Castellon, among other institutions, and has lectured in universities all over Tunisia and in France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Algeria, Greece, Turkey, Canada, and the United States. An internationally recognized historian of literatures, cultures and mentalities, Dr. Baccar is the author of seven books, including La Mer, source de création littéraire au 17ème Siècle; Le Lys, le Croissant et la Méditerranée ; Essais sur la littérature tunisienne d’expression française ; and most recently La Méditerranée, odyssée des cultures for which she was awarded in 2009 the prestigious Prize of the Association des Écrivains de Langue Française (Paris). She is the editor of eight other volumes and has published about 70 scholarly articles on French 16th and 17th century literature; the relations between the West and the Orient in French literature from the Renaissance until today; the cultures of the Mediterranean; travel narrative; the legacy of Greco-Latin civilization in the modern and contemporary Mediterranean world; Arabic, Maghrebian, and Tunisian ancient, modern and contemporary literatures and cultures; and francophone studies. Organizer of numerous academic conferences and cultural events, member of several academic and literary editorial and institutional boards, and past President of the Tunisian National Academic Recruitment Commission, among several higher education responsibilities, Alia Baccar is also a fiction writer who has published four novels for children and the youth. THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES JOSEPH CARTER MEMORIAL FUND. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

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    Workshop and presentation by Dr. Macarena Gomez-Barris, "Andean Gateways: Spiritual Tourism and Race in the Sacred Valley, Peru"
    Dr. Gómez-Barris will make her paper available before Thursday so that participants can discuss it then. She will also do a preliminary presentation of how her work fits in he...

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    MB 210-02, MLL Library
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CO-SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES INVITES YOU TO A WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS THE WORK OF DR. MACARENA GOMEZ-BARRIS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA “Andean Gateways: Spiritual Tourism and Race in the Sacred Valley, Peru” THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010, AT 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT LIBRARY (MERRICK 210-02) Dr. Gómez-Barris will make her paper available before Thursday so that participants can discuss it then. She will also do a preliminary presentation of how her work fits in her current research. To request a copy of her paper, please write to Dr. Gema Pérez-Sánchez at gema@miami.edu Macarena Gomez Barris is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on memory, culture, and power; political violence and its aftermath; Latina/o and Latin American studies; and race and representation. Her book Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile, examines the memory politics of representation and culture in the aftermath of Chile's dictatorship (UC Press 2009). Her new project elaborates a discussion of cultural memory and social inequality by analyzing representations of indigenous cosmologies and ideologies in the Americas. One aspect of this project analyzes the global spiritual tourist industry, particularly in Cuzco, Peru. She is the recipient of an Advancing Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship from USC; a Democracy and Villa Grimaldi grant (Woodrow Wilson and Ford Foundation); a Plaza Mexico - Politics and Religion award (CRCC - USC); and a Latina/o New Urbanism grant (Urban Initiative). Her articles have appeared in ContraCorriente: A Journal of Social History and Literature, the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change; Television and New Media, and Latino Studies, in addition to several essay anthologies. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

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    Lecture by Armin Schwegler, "Ritual Spanish and African tongues en Cuba y Miami"

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Whitten Learning Center 190


    Dr. Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine is presenting a talk titled "Ritual Spanish and African tongues en Cuba y Miami" on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM in LC 190.

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    THE FIRST JOINT ANNUAL STUDENT QUEER & TRANSGENDER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
    A student-run joint UM/FIU Queer and Transgender Studies Student Symposium on Friday, April 9, from 9 to 3:30 pm.

    Friday, April 9, 2010
    7:00 am - 3:30 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    THE FIRST JOINT ANNUAL STUDENT QUEER & TRANSGENDER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM LOCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, MERRICK BUILDING, SUITE 210, ROOM1 (MODERN LANGUAGES & LITERATURES CONFERENCE ROOM) LIGHT BREAKFAST: 9:00am – 9:30am PANEL A: 9:30am – 10:50am Undoing Butler Heather Hearn, Women & Gender Studies, UM The Suspension of Puberty in Transgender Children: Where Ethics Meets Necessity Andrea S. Venkatesan, UM In the Middle of Nowhere: The Invisibility of Queer People of Color in the Rural United States LaToya E. Eaves, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, FIU Chair: Julio Capó, Jr., Department of History, FIU Comments: Audience BREAK: 10:50am – 11:00am PANEL B: 11:00am – 12:20pm History as Dystopia in Kindred Amanda Thibodeau, Department of English, UM “The Pervert, the Degenerate, and the Sadist”: Queer Subcultures in Dade County under McCarthyism, 1950 - 1964 Julio Capó, Jr., Department of History, FIU Queerness, Masturbation and Imagination Amanda María Gómez, Departments of English & History, UM Chair: Stephanie M. Selvick, Department of English, UM Comments: Audience LUNCH BREAK: 12:20pm – 1:30pm PANEL C: 1:30pm – 3:00pm Transgender as the Site for Ethical Negotiation in the New Danish Cinema Film Soap Meryl Shriver-Rice, School of Communication, UM Glens Falls: A Short Story and/in Verse E. Parker Phillips, Creative Writing Program, FIU Transgression and Transcendence: Abjection of the Transsexual Body in Bertrand Bonello’s Tiresia Trae DeLellis, School of Communication, UM New Formulations of Trans Kinship in Mayra Santos Febres’ Sirena Selena vestida de pena Alexandra Gonzenbach, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, UM Chair: Amanda Thibodeau, Department of English, UM Comments: Audience CLOSING REMARKS: 3:00pm – 3:15pm SPECIAL THANKS TO: Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) - UM Women’s Students Graduate Student Association (WSGSA) – FIU Department of History – FIU Department of Modern Languages and Literatures - UM

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    Talk by Christine Arce, "Son como son: Music and the Makings of Afro-Mestizo Culture in Veracruz

    Friday, April 9, 2010
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY Professor Christine Arce “Son como son: Music and the Makings of Afro-Mestizo Culture in Veracruz, México” April 9, 2010 5:00PM MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room Refreshments will be served The name jarocho, which began as a racial epithet, refers to the inhabitants of the Port of Veracruz and means "mixed blood.” The mixture to which it refers is African and Amerindian and is a matter of great civic pride. This term is a racial and regional identification that has been operating since at least the nineteenth-century and is undergirded by the notion of the predominance of an Afro-Mestizo culture in the Gulf Coast of Mexico. However, it is only after the Mexican Revolution that the city actively sought to cultivate and celebrate cultural links with the Caribbean, particularly Cuba. It is through this cultural exchange that Veracruz's Afro-mestizaje marks its lasting contributions to Mexican culture and the national imaginary through its appropriation of son, danzón, boleros and of course the creation of the son jarocho, whose very name and unique sound point towards a pan-Caribbean imaginary in a distinctly Mexican fashion. Dr. Christine Arce is an Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. She works on Latin American literature and culture, specifically popular culture in Mexico , the Caribbean and Brazil. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled, Troping Mexico’s Historical No-Bodies and has an article forthcoming in the anthology Transnational Caribbeanities: Women and Music by the University of West Indies Press.

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    LEILA COBO,"Tell Me Something True"
    ACCLAIMED MUSIC WRITER & TV HOST LEILA COBO WILL READ FROM HER NEW NOVEL, "Tell Me Something True" AND SIGN COPIES

    Monday, April 12, 2010
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    ACCLAIMED MUSIC WRITER & TV HOST LEILA COBO WILL READ FROM HER NEW NOVEL "Tell Me Something True" AND SIGN COPIES Monday April 12, 12 noon to 1:30pm There will be a reception, food and drink Modern Languages & Literatures’ Seminar Room, 210-01 Merrick Bld

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    TALK BY RAID ZARAKET, "ÉCOLE D’ALGER ET ALGÉRIANISME: LES DÉSILLUSIONS COLONIALES À TRAVERS LE DÉBAT ENTRE JEAN SÉNAC ET ALBERT CAMUS"
    Lecture in French by Raid Zaraket, University Paul Valéry-Montpellier III
    "ÉCOLE D’ALGER ET ALGÉRIANISME: LES DÉSILLUSIONS COLONIALES À TRAVERS LE DÉBAT ENTRE JEAN...

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MB210-01, MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY DR. RAID ZARAKET University Paul Valéry-Montpellier III TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010, AT 5:00 P.M. MLL CONFERENCE ROOM (MERRICK 210-01) ÉCOLE D’ALGER ET ALGÉRIANISME: LES DÉSILLUSIONS COLONIALES À TRAVERS LE DÉBAT ENTRE JEAN SÉNAC ET ALBERT CAMUS Dr. Raid Zaraket (M.A., 2003, D.E.A., 2004, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne; Ph.D. University Paul Valéry – Montpellier III, 2010) is the author of Francophonie et Méditerranée: entre idéal et modernité (Paris: Bénévent, 2006) and of a recent critical edition, with introduction and commentary, of Robert Randeau’s Les Colons, roman de la patrie algérienne (Paris:L’Harmattan, 2007). He has published articles on Habib Tengour, Robert Randeau, Claude Beausoleil, and Ali Douagi, and has edited a 2005 issue of the Cahiers de la Société Internationale d’Étude des Littératures de l’Ère Coloniale on Fait religieux et résistances culturelles. His scholarly fields include French literature of the colonial era; the political, cultural, and literary history of colonial and post-colonial Algeria; the representation of the Maghreb in France’s cultural imaginary; and colonial, post-colonial and Mediterranean studies. His recently defended doctoral dissertation, entitled La poétique de l’espace méditerranéen comme source d’écriture et réflexion identitaire à travers la question de l’Algérianité dans la 1ère moitié du 20ème siècle has been nominated for the 2011 Prize of the Conseil International de la Langue Française for interdisciplinary francophone studies. Raid Zaraket has received the University Paul Valéry – Montpellier III International Academic Mobility Grant enabling him to be a visiting scholar in the University of Miami Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in April 2010. This lecture is part of a series which will be dedicated in 2010 to the 50th anniversary of the death of French Algerian writer Albert Camus. THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE “BOURSE DE MOBILITÉ ACADÉMIQUE INTERNATIONALE” OF THE UNIVERSITY PAUL VALÉRY-MONTPELLIER III, WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES JOSEPH CARTER MEMORIAL FUND. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

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    LECTURE BY JACQUES CHÉVRIER, "50 ANS DE LITTÉRATURE SUB-SAHARIENNE : ÉTAT DES LIEUX"
    PROF. J. CHÉVRIER, UNIVERSITY OF PARIS IV – SORBONNE, "50 ANS DE LITTÉRATURE SUB-SAHARIENNE : ÉTAT DES LIEUX"

    Thursday, April 15, 2010
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY PROF. J. CHÉVRIER UNIVERSITY OF PARIS IV – SORBONNE “50 ANS DE LITTÉRATURE SUB-SAHARIENNE : ÉTAT DES LIEUX” THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010, AT 5:00 P.M. MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE ROOM (MERRICK 210-01) Jacques Chévrier is the pioneer of African Francophone studies in France. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure of Saint-Cloud, where he obtained his agrégation and Ph.D. He was the chair of Francophone Studies at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne and director of the International Centre for Francophone Studies at the Sorbonne. He is now professor emeritus at the Sorbonne. He was the first consultant for the UNESCO at the École Normale Supérieure of Bamako (Mali), and carried out many educational and research assignments in various francophone African countries, in Southern Africa, in the United States as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. Jacques Chevrier is very involved in the promotion of francophone literatures, and is the editor of the collection “Monde noir poche” with Hachette and the collection “Archipels littéraires” with Moreux publishers. He is in charge of the board for the Literary Awards for Black Africa, and is member of the board of directors of the International Festival of Francophone theatre, of the board of directors of the Biennial of the French Language, and of the editorial board of the Revue des Littératures du Sud. He is also chairperson of the Society for Francophone Literary Studies (SOFRELIF) which he founded in May 2001. He has published over ten books on African literature, among which Littérature nègre, first published in 1974, for which he obtained a prize in 1975 from the Académie Française, L'Arbre à palabres: Essai sur les contes et les récits traditionnels d'Afrique Noire, Les Blancs vus par les Africains and Littératures d'Afrique noire de langue française. Refreshments will be served.

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    Guest Lecture: Dr. Deborah Jenson
    READING AFRICAN MIGRATIONAL IDENTITIES IN FUGITIVE SLAVE ADS FROM THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA

    Thursday, October 4, 2012
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    School of Communication, 3053 Shoma Hall


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AFRICANA STUDIES Invites you to a Lecture by Dr. Deborah Jenson Duke University READING AFRICAN MIGRATIONAL IDENTITIES IN FUGITIVE SLAVE ADS FROM THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA DEBORAH JENSON, PROFESSOR OF ROMANCE STUDIES AND FACULTY AFFILIATE IN GLOBAL HEALTH, CO-DIRECTS THE HAITI HUMANITIES LABORATORY AND DIRECTS THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AT DUKE UNIVERSITY. HER MOST RECENT BOOKS ARE BEYOND THE SLAVE NARRATIVE: MANUSCRIPTS, SEX, AND POLITICS IN THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION (LIVERPOOL UP, 2011) AND THE CO-EDITED VOLUME UNCONSCIOUS DOMINIONS: PSYCHOANALYSIS, COLONIAL TRAUMA, AND GLOBAL SOVEREIGNTY (DUKE UP, 2011). THIS TALK PRESENTS THE HAITI LAB "SLAVE NATIONS" PROJECT AND RESEARCH ON THE "AFRICAN CHARACTER OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION." Refreshments will be served.
     

    Book Presentation by Dr. David Ellison, A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’
    Dr. David Ellison will present and sign his newly published book, A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’ )Cambridge University Press, Febraury 2010).

    Thursday, April 22, 2010
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
     
    At 8 p.m. on Thursday April 22, 2010, at Books and Books (265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables), Dr. David Ellison will present and sign his newly published book, A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’ (Cambridge University Press, February 2010) Proust's [italic]A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time)[/italic] is many things at once: a novel of education, a portrait of French society during the Third Republic, a masterful psychological analysis of love, a reflection on homosexuality, an essay in moral and aesthetic theory and, above all, one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century. This Reader's Guide analyses each volume of the [italic]Recherche[/italic] in order and in detail. Without jargon or technical language, David Ellison leads the reader through the work, clarifying but not oversimplifying the intricate beauty of Proust's imaginary universe. Focused both on large themes and on narrative and stylistic particularities, Ellison's readings expand our understanding and appreciate of the work and provide tools for the further study of Proust. All French quotations are translated, making this an ideal guide for students of comparative literature as well as of French. David Ellison is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. He is the author of The Reading of Proust (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984); Understanding Albert Camus (University of South Carolina Press, 1990); Of Words and the World: Referential Anxiety in Contemporary French Fiction (Princeton University Press, 1993); and Ethics and Aesthetics in European Modernist Literature: From the Sublime to the Uncanny (Cambridge University Press: hardback 2001, paperback 2006). David Ellison has written articles, essays and book chapters on literature and philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis, narrative and narratology, and Franco-German literary relations.

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    BILINGUAL POETRY READING BY RENOWNED CHILEAN POET, RAUL ZURITA,
    READING AFRICAN MIGRATIONAL IDENTITIES IN FUGITIVE SLAVE ADS FROM THE HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY ERA

    Friday, April 23, 2010
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    CIB, Shoma Hall 3053


    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami present: Renowned Chilean Poet, Raúl Zurita and translator Dr. Anna Deeny A Bilingual Poetry Reading “TO SPEAK FROM THE WRECKAGE”: RAÚL ZURITA’s PURGATORY Friday, April 23rd, 2010 / 4:30-6:30 PM/ CIB, Shoma Hall 3053, 5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables A Bilingual Poetry Reading by Chilean Poet Raúl Zurita followed by a round table discussion with UM Prof. Hugo Achugar of Modern Languages, Prof. Joel Nickels of the English Department, and Zurita’s translator Dr. Anna Deeny who teaches at Harvard University as well as a book-signing of recently translated, Purgatory. Raúl Zurita (Santiago, Chile, 1950) is the recipient of the Guggenheim and Pablo Neruda Prize for his lifetime poetic achievements and is one of the most powerful poetic voices in Latin America today. His compelling rhythms combine epic and lyric tones, public and intimate themes, grief and joy. Despite having been arrested and tortured under the Pinochet dictatorship, Zurita’s prevailing attitude in his Dantesque trilogy Purgatorio (1979), Anteparaíso (1982), and La vida nueva (1994) is a deep love for everything and everybody in the world. The spectacular avant-garde side of his poetry was seen in the United States when in 1982 planes inscribed the skies of Manhattan with his poetry. Zurita has been translated into Bengali, Chinese, English, German, Italian, and Russian. Free & open to the public. The event will be conducted in Spanish & English with translations in both available. Co-hosted by Modern Languages and Literatures’ Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, University of Miami Citizen’s Board, The College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Latin American Studies. and the English Department (Free Parking in Pavia Garage) For more information contact: Dr. Christine Arce, carce@miami.edu or http://www.as.miami.edu/mll

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    DR. XAVIER RUBERT DE VENTÓS, "LA HISPANIDAD EN CUESTIÓN"
    DR. XAVIER RUBERT DE VENTÓS,Barcelona School of Architecture
    Talk will be conducted in Spanish

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    MB 210-02, MLL Library


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY DR. XAVIER RUBERT DE VENTÓS Barcelona School of Architecture LA HISPANIDAD EN CUESTIÓN TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010, AT 3:30 P.M. MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES DEPARTMENT LIBRARY (MERRICK 210-02) A leading Catalan philosopher, university professor, and writer, Xavier Rubert de Ventós (Barcelona, 1939) has also held important political posts in Europe and contributes as a public intellectual to various media. He is currently Professor of Aesthetics at the Barcelona School of Architecture and has taught at numerous universities, including the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard.University. He has published many essays and books on aesthetics, politics, and cultural history. Dr. Rubert de Ventós is currently Visiting Scholar at the University of Miami’s Department of International Studies.

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  • 2008-09

    Arabophonie Et Francophonie En Tunisie
    Dr. Ghazi Karmaoui will lecture in French. He will take and respond to questions in English and French.

    Thursday, October 23, 2008
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Merrick Building 210-01
     
    Dr. Ghazi Karmaoui (Ph.D. University of Paris X-Nanterre), formerly Director of the University of Jendouba French Department, is currently Professor of French Literature at the University of Tunis - El Manar and Director of the University of Tunis Zaghouan Higher Institute for Applied Studies in the Humanities. He is also a member of the Tunisian National Commission on the Reform of French Studies in Higher Education and a Delegate to Zaghouan's Regional Assembly, among other academic and civic responsibilities. His fields of scholarship and teaching are French literature of the 19th and 20th century, art and literature (particularly impressionism), literary semiotics and socio-linguistics. He has published critical essays on Anise Koltz, Emile Zola, Arthur Rimbaud, Jules Vallès, J.M-G. Le Clézio, Roger Vailland, Georges Perec, Jean Genet, Amin Zaoui, Judeo - Tunisian literature, French as a foreign language (FLE), and bilingualism in Tunisia. He has been a Visiting faculty at Middlebury College French School, and has lectured and presented papers at the Universities of Montreal. Lyon II, Paris VII-Denis Diderot, Cergy-Pontoise, Aix-en-Provence, Paris IV-Sorbonne, La Manouba, Damas, Madrid, and Miami.

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    “Queer Diasporas: Inhabiting Bodies in a Landscape of Desire"
    Dr. Romero Bachiller will present her current work in progress on queer studies approaches to the study of immigration in contemporary Spain.

    Monday, November 3, 2008
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    Carmen Romero Bachiller, holds a Ph.D. (2006) with European Mention in Sociology from the University Complutense in Madrid (Spain) about migrant women in the neighbourhood of Lavapiés in Madrid. She is currently working as Lectora (Assistant Professor) in Sociology and Sociology of Science in the Department of Sociology V (Sociological Theory) at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (Spain). Her research interests focus mainly on the study of bodies from a wide perspective that articulate feminist studies of technoscience, actor-network theory, intersectional feminism, queer theory, cultural and postcolonial studies. She has been Ph.D. visiting researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz (U.S., 1999-2000), Lancaster University (U.K., 2001) and Utretcht Universitëit, (The Netherlands, 2002). She has participated in several research projects on transnational migrations and re-structuring of urban areas in Spain and also on the bio-medical practices and discourses in the production of sexed bodies. She has published several articles on those topics and co-edited the books El Eje del Mal es Heterosexual: Figuraciones, Prácticas y Movimientos Feministas Queer, (Madrid: Traficantes de Sueños, 2005) and El Doble Filo de la Navaja: Violencia y Representación (Madrid: Trotta, 2006). At the moment she is working on queer diasporas and on a critique of re-biologization of sexual difference around genes and sexual hormones.

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    “The Art of Inventing Narrative Art”
    “A arte de inventar a arte narrativa”
    “El arte de inventar el arte narrativo”

    Nélida Piñon will give a lecture about "The Art of Inventing Narrative Art". The lecture will be held in a combination of Spanish, Portuguese, and English

    Thursday, November 13, 2008
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    School of Communications, Shoma Hall, Room 3053


    Nélida Piñon was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1937, in a family of Galician origins. She studied Journalism in the Department of Philosophy at Rio de Janeiro's Pontifical Catholic University, and furthered her studies at Columbia University. She inaugurated the first Chair in Literary Creation at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1970, and held the Dr. Henry King Stanford Chair in Humanities at the University of Miami (1990 - 2003). She has also lectured at universities in France, Spain and Peru, as well as being a regular contributor to the Brazilian media. She began to write at the tender age of ten and was acclaimed worldwide in 1961 when she published 'Guide Map of Archangel Gabriel', a novel. 'Season of Fruit' (1966), 'Founder' (1969), 'The House of Passion' (1972), 'Weapons Room' (1973), 'Thebes of my Heart' (1974), 'The Force of Destiny' (1977), 'The Republic of Dreams' (1984), 'The Presumed Heart of America' (2002) and 'Voices of the Desert' (2004) all figure outstandingly amongst her literary production. Nélida comes to U.M. from her recent tour through Spain last month, where she launched in Spanish her most recent book, Aprendiz de Homero, published by Alfaguara. While in Spain, she participated in a ceremony in which the Don Quijote Prize was bestowed on Brazil’s President Lula da Silva and the Mexican author Carlos Fuentes. Also during this time in Spain, Ms. Piñon inaugurated the Foro Ibero América in Seville, of which she is founding member. The ceremony included a dialogue between Carlos Fuentes and Nélida Piñon on the work of one of the world’s greatest writers, the Brazilian author Machado de Assis.

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    REVISITING FOUCAULT IN 2008
    Dr. Guy Haarscher from Free University of Brussels & Duke Univeristy will lecture in English on the topic of Foucault.

    Monday, November 17, 2008
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive


    Dr. Guy Haarscher (Doctor of Law, 1971; Ph.D., 1977, Free University of Brussels) is Professor at the Free University of Brussels, President of its world famous Center for Philosophy of Law, where he succeeded to Chaīm Perelman, and former Dean of its College of Philosophy and Letters, He is also on the faculty of Duke University. He was member of the Board of Trustees of the Free University of Brussels from 1982 to 1984, and is currently on the Board of Trustees of its Martin Buber Institute. An internationally recognized scholar in critical theory, philosophy, philosophy of law, cultural studies, and rhetoric and argumentation, Dr. Haarscher has published more than 150 articles and 11 books, including the critical edition and translation of Lukàcs’ The Soul and the Forms for the series co-directed by Sartre at Gallimard, L’Ontologie de Marx (Brussels University Press), La Raison du plus fort (Mardaga), La Laīcité (Presses Universitaires de France), Le Fantôme de la liberté (Labor), Philosophie du Droit (Dalloz), and most recently Juger les droits de l’homme. Europe et Etats-Unis face à face (Bruylant, 2008), in addition to 4 books written in collaboration, and 11 edited books. He has extensively written on Hegel, Zola, Heidegger, Sartre, Aron, Perelman, the Frankfurt School, Habermas, Althusser, Foucault, Derrida, Duras – just to name a few –, along with issues related to esthetics, ethics, human rights, Judaism and Islam in the contemporary world. He has been Visiting Fellow of the Australian National University, Chaīm Perelman Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, Visiting Professor at Columbia University and CUNY, at the European Academy for the Theory of Law (Brussels), at the Central European University (Budapest), at the College of Europe (Bruges), at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at the University of Florence, and has lectured all around the world, including at the Collège de France, the Institute for Social Research (Frankfurt), the Catholic University of Louvain, the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (Brussels), and the Universities of Paris-Panthéon Sorbonne, Montreal, Giessen, Athens, Saint-Galles, Murcia, Siena, Tel Aviv, among numerous others. Member of the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, Dr. Haarscher has been awarded numerous prizes including from the Royal Academy of Belgium and the Belgian French Community Parliament. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

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    Dr. Anne-Emmanuelle Deysine, “Education Opportunities in France for Undergraduate and Graduate Students”
    Anne- Emmanuelle DEYSINE, lives in Paris. She received her Juris Doctor from the Paris II Law School and her Ph.D from the University of Paris.

    Monday, February 23, 2009
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    MB 210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI presents a lecture by Dr. Anne-Emmanuelle Deysine President of Mission Interuniversitaire deCoordination des Echanges “Education Opportunities in France for Undergraduate and Graduate Students” Monday, February 23, 2009 3:45 P.M. MLL Conference Room: Merrick Building 210-01 REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED Anne- Emmanuelle DEYSINE, lives in Paris. She received her Juris Doctor from the Paris II Law School and her Ph.D from the University of Paris. She also has a Masters' degree of American Studies and is a graduate of Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques. She is a Professor at Paris X-Nanterre University, where she is Director of a Master’ Programme of International Business and cross cultural Negotiation ["Affaires Internationales et Négociation Interculturelle, aini] that she created in 1994. She was Vice President for International Relations at Paris X from 1998 to 2003. During that period she set up cooperation programmes with higher education institutions in Europe, Eastern Europe, America, South America and Asia (China, Japan, Thailand). She is now President of the US/French consortium of academic cooperation, Micefa. She has taught in various European and US institutions and co-directs the GGU comparative summer Law Programme in Paris. She has written about aspects of French/American law, such as "Labour Law in the US" in L'Etat des Etats - Unis" for Editions La Découverte, Paris, 1990, the Independent Counsel (in Le Monde, 1999) and has published numerous articles on Product liability, standards, Intellectual Property Rights (in le MOCI, 1996-1999). Additionally, she has had numerous interviews on French radio and LCI on American Politics and legal questions.

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    A COLLOQUIUM ON AND WITH TAHAR BEN JELLOUN

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery


    2:00 – 3:30 P.M. SESSION ONE Moderator: Marc Brudzinski Greetings by David Ellison, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures DAVID ELLISON « Une histoire. Une maison. Un livre. Un désert. Une errance. Le repentir et le pardon (L’enfant de sable) » SUBHA XAVIER, « L’immigré et l’éternel départ (Les yeux baissés et Le dernier immigré) » RALPH HEYNDELS, « On ne part pas. (Partir) » CONVERSATION WITH TAHAR BEN JELLOUN 3:30 P.M. COFFEE BREAK 3:45 – 4:45 P.M. SESSION TWO Moderator: Maria Galli Stampino GENERAL DISCUSSION WITH TAHAR BEN JELLOUN ON HIS WORK AND INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT 4:45 P.M. COFFEE BREAK 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. SESSION THREE Moderator: Arthur Tang Greetings by Norbert Duffort, Cultural Attaché of France in Miami Dr. RALPH HEYNDELS, Ecrire dans la soudure fraternelle : Tahar Ben Jelloun TAHAR BEN JELLOUN, Ecrire dans la langue de l’autre 6 :15 P.M. RECEPTION This event is co-sponsored by the Modern Languages and Literatures Department Carter Memorial Fund and the Consulate of France in Miami, with the support of the Alliance Française of Miami-Fort Lauderdale. An English summary of the interventions will be provided during each session of the colloquium.

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    A LECTURE BY TAHAR BEN JELLOUN "Ecrire dans la langue de l’autre"


    THIS LECTURE IS PART OF THE COLLOQUIUM ON AND WITH TAHAR BEN JELLOUN THAT WILL TAKE PLACE THAT SAME AFTERNOON AT THE C.A.S. CENTER FROM 2 TO 5 P.M. (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW AT 6:15)

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery
     
     

    "Re-presenting Oceania:Arboresence and Errancy in French Caribbean Literature" by Jean Michael Dash

    Dr. Michael Dash is presenting a lecture as the opening keynote speaker for the AY2009, Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference entitled: "Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts"

    Friday, March 27, 2009
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Communications International Building, 3053 Shoma Hall - Third Floor
     
    Dr. Michael Dash is presenting a lecture as the opening keynote speaker for the AY2009, Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference entitled: "Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts", on March 27-28, 2009. Dr. Michael Dash is a Professor of French, and Social & Cultural Analysis. He has been awarded multiple honors and Fullbrights such as the U.W.I. Award for Excellence in Research; Senior Fulbright Hays Award, Senior Fulbright Research Award. His publications include: Culture and Customs of Haiti (Greenwood Press, 2001). Libete: A Haiti Anthology, Ed. with Charles Arthur (Latin American Bureau, 1999). The Other America: Caribbean Literature in a New World Context (University Press of Virginia, 1998). Haiti and the United States (MacMillan, 1997). Edouard Glissant (Cambridge University Press, 1995). Literature and Ideology in Haiti: 1915-1961 (MacMillan, 1981). Jacques Stephen Alexis (Black Images, 1975) Friday, March 27, 2009 3:45 p.m. Welcoming Remarks by Dr. David Ellison, Modern Languages and Literatures Chair Communication International Building – 3053 Shoma Hall, Third Floor 4:00 p.m. Keynote Address: [bold]“Re-presenting Oceania:Arboresence and Errancy in French Caribbean Literature”[/bold] [bold]Dr. J. Michael Dash[/bold] Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis New York University 5:00 p.m. Reception Communication International Building – Third Floor Patio

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    “In or Out: Belonging in the Hispanic Caribbean Literature”,
    by Dr. Marc Brudzinski

    Dr. Marc Brudzinski is presenting a lecture as the second keynote speaker for the AY2009, Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference entitled: "Microcosms Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts"

    Saturday, March 28, 2009
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Communications International Building, 3053 Shoma Hall - Third Floor


    Dr. Marc Brudzinski is presenting a lecture as the second keynote speaker for the AY2009, Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference entitled: "Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts", on March 27-28, 2009. Dr. Marc Brudzinski is a Professor of French at the University of Miami. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Studies at Duke University (2001). B.A., Williams College (1993). Also taught at North Carolina Central U before coming to U Miami in 2001. Current research interests concern theories of the Caribbean culture and literary imaginations of networks of communication within and beyond the nation. Interests also include postcolonial theories of space, and the relationship between lived space and literary sensibility in the Caribbean. Currently finishing a manuscript on the literary and cultural dimensions of secrecy in the French and Spanish Caribbean from the 19th to through the 20th centuries. Saturday, March 28, 2009 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: “In or Out: Belonging in the Hispanic Caribbean Literature” Dr. Marc Brudzinski Professor of French, Francophone and Hispanic Caribbean Literature University of Miami Communication International Building – 3053 Shoma Hall, Third Floor

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    "Microcosms and Macrocosms: Inner and Outer Spaces in Texts", AY 2009 Modern Languages and Literatures Gradudate Student Conference
    Hosted by the Department of  Modern Languages and Literatures
    University of Miami, Coral Gables

    Saturday, March 28, 2009
    7:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Merrick Building 210-01


    Saturday, March 28, 2009 8:00 – 8:45 am: Breakfast Merrick Breezeway, Second Floor Session I: Literary Spaces, Part 1: Intertextual/ Metanarrative Space Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210 -01 Chair: Lennie Coleman 9:00 am: Concepción Torres Borges y Auster. El espacio de la creación: La habitación cerrada 9:20 am: Fredrik Ronnback The Empty Space: Spatiality and Meaning in the Work of Georges Perec 9:40 am: Claudia Lequerica Lucía Jeréz and the Treatment of Space 10:00 am: Claudia Arteaga “Me cago en la literatura”: La derrota final en el protagonista de Yepeto de Roberto Cossa Session II: Literary Spaces, Part 2: Poetic/Post Poetic Space Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210-01 Chair: Vanessa Reynaud 9:00 am: Mark Aquilano “Augustinian and Thomistic Dream Theory and the Allegoric Visions of Micer Francisco Imperial” 9:20 am: Mara Pastor “Unidos por la muerte”: herencia y espectros en la poética de Leopoldo María Panero 9:40 am: Marta del Pozo El espacio postpoético como encuentro entre ciencia y poesía en la obra de Agustín Fernández Mallo Session I: Psychological and Identity Spaces Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210 – 01 Chair: Mary Bartsh 10:40 am: Mamadou Moustapha The in-between in Edouard Glissant’s work: Introduction à une poétique du Divers and Poétique de la Relation 11:00 am: Irene Koyada Psychological Spaces: A Necessity for Creativity Session II: Queer/Gender Space Modern Languages Library, Merrick 210-02 Chair: Melva Persico 10:40 am: Aaron Boalick Falling Through Narrative Spaces in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and 20 Centímetros 11:00 am: Marine Piriou La Religieuse de Denis Diderot ou l’art de la mise-en-scène homotextuelle 11:40 – 12:00 pm: Coffee Break Merrick Breezeway, Second Floor 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: “In or Out: Belonging in the Hispanic Caribbean Literature” Dr. Marc Brudzinski Professor of French, Francophone and Hispanic Caribbean Literature University of Miami Communication International Building – 3053 Shoma Hall, Third Floor 1:15 – 2:15 PM LUNCH BREAK Communication International Building – Third Floor Patio Session V: Intimate Space Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210 - 01 Chair: Julie Samit 2:30 pm: Lennie Coleman Redefining the Home: Intimate Spaces in Ucrania and Nunca pasa nada 2:50 pm: Sandra Navarro Lo posible y lo irrealizable en El portero 3:10 pm: María Fernanda Negrete Cockroach-Scale Writing: The Metamorphoses of Space in The Passion According to G.H. Session VI: Urban Spaces Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210-01 Chair: Edwin Murillo 3:50 pm: Jim Deys Domestic and Public Space in The Lonely Londoners and In Pursuit of the English: Housing and Identity Formation in the Post-WWII Novel 4:10 pm: Fontaine Lien Mapping the Dialectic Space between Ville and Campagne in 19th Century French Literature Session VII: Cinematic Space Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210-01 Chair: Sabrina Drai-Wengier 4:50 pm: John Stadler “Rejected”: Reading Postmodern Space in Don Hertzfeldt’s Animated Film with and through Web 2.0 5:10 pm: Felipe Pruneda Sentíes The Linguistic Geography of Cinema: The Use of Intertitles in Jean-Luc Godard’s Histoire(s) du cinéma

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    “Educating ‘Our Indians’ in ‘Our America’: Anti-Imperialist Imperialism and the Construction of Brazilian Modernity”, Dr. Tracy Devine Guzmán

    Friday, April 3, 2009
    5:00 - 6:00PM
    MB210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce its Faculty Lecture Series for April 2009. The lectures will be held at 5pm in the Seminar Room, 210 Merrick Building. Papers are available from the authors. Please write and request a copy. A reception will follow each lecture. Friday, April 3 – Professor Tracy Devine Guzmán, “Educating ‘Our Indians’ in ‘Our America’: Anti-Imperialist Imperialism and the Construction of Brazilian Modernity” Abstract: Indigenous peoples have been used or imagined as guardians of Brazilian borders since the mid-nineteenth century. This association was central to the foundation of the Indian Protection Service (SPI) during early 1900s and culminated with the “Amazonian Vigilance System” (SIVAM) at turn of the millennium. The longstanding desire for defensive dominion over disputed national territories has subjected “Indians” to interrelated discourses of scientific progress, national security, and economic development. A “trinity” of Brazilian modernity, these goals interpellated native peoples primarily through the rhetoric of education, which grounds their historical relationship with dominant national society. Drawing on SPI records, government documents, journalism, personal testimony, and visual media, this paper traces the impact of the “modernist trinity” on indigenist policy and the lives of those who perpetrated or were subjected to its tutelary power. By transforming private indigenous spaces into public domain, Brazil’s “anti-imperialist imperialism” propagated a colonialist, metonymic relationship between “our Indians” and “our America” into the twenty-first century. Tracy Devine Guzmán Tracy Devine Guzmán holds a Ph.D. from Duke University. Her work appears in the Bulletin of Latin American Research, the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, the Latin Americanist, and other specialized publications in the U.S. and Latin America. She is working on a book that examines the role of indigeneity in the Brazilian cultural imaginary.

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    “ Who comes first, what comes second?Curricular sequencing in collegiate foreign language education” by Dr. Hiram Maxim, Emory University

    Thursday, April 9, 2009
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Merrick Building 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    IVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY Dr. Hiram Maxim Emory University “ Who comes first, what comes second? Curricular sequencing in collegiate foreign language education” THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009, AT 4:00 P.M. MERRICK BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM, MB 210-01 Refreshments will be served. For over twenty years there have been increasing calls for and interest in overcoming the traditional division between lower-level "language" courses and upper-level "content" courses in collegiate foreign language (FL) education. The recommendation in the 2007 report by the Modern Language Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages to transform curriculum and departmental governance represents one of the most recent and public examples of this growing concern about the efficacy of bifurcated departmental curricula. While such pronouncements would seem to reflect a growing consensus in the profession about the need to address curricular incoherence in collegiate FL departments, there has been, to date, very little attention to theoretical principles or practical steps that can guide departments in accomplishing this daunting task. Specifically, one of the central challenges facing departments is the establishment of a four-year curricular sequence that integrates the study of language and content at all levels of the curriculum. This talk will respond to this shortcoming by presenting how genre can be a particularly helpful construct for conceptualizing, sequencing, and implementing an integrated four-year undergraduate curriculum. Examples from an ongoing genre-based curriculum reform project at an undergraduate FL department will be provided. Hiram H. Maxim (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of German Studies and a Core faculty member in the Program in Linguistics. His research focuses on instructed adult second language acquisition (SLA) with specific interest in curricular models that support the longitudinal nature of second language development. He currently is applying much of this research as the coordinator of a full-scale revision of the undergraduate curriculum in his home department at Emory

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    “Detectives in the Classroom: L2 Development and the Sociocultural Mind” by Dr. Eduardo Negueruela

    Friday, April 10, 2009
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MB210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    Professor Eduardo Negueruela “Detectives in the Classroom: L2 Development and the Sociocultural Mind” Abstract: This presentation outlines the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical implications of adopting a sociocultural understanding of the human mind in the field of Second Language (L2) Teaching and Learning. Based on Vygotsky’s theory of conceptual development (Vygotsky, 1986) and Galperin’s Systemic-Theoretical Instruction (STI), Professor Negueruela argues that L2 development should be constructed as a conceptual process. He begins by proposing an alternative sociocultural representation of the human mind. Then, he considers the methodological implications for research and data collection that a Sociocultural understanding of the mind and L2 development offers. Finally, basic pedagogical implications for the L2 classroom are explored. The paper concludes by proposing that the critical moment in second language development is mediation through tools of the mind -specifically mediation through concepts. Through studying conceptual mediation in second language teaching and testing, we are not only able to assess second language development from a prognosis stance but we are also able to capture the essence of the mediated mind. Eduardo Negueruela holds a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, and is Assistant Professor of Spanish Second Language Acquisition at the University of Miami. He works on Sociocultural theory, Spanish second language acquisition, and Foreign Language pedagogy. He is currently working on a monograph entitled Second Language Development and the Sociocultural Mind.

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    Round Table Discussion: Queer Art Social Interventions
    Art and culture are well known for their role as vehicles of expression and communication. They become essential motors for change in repressive or unfair situations.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bass Museum of Art


    UM FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN MIAMI BEACH CULTURAL EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE CENTRO CULTURAL ESPAÑOL DE MIAMI Round Table Discussion: Queer Art Social Interventions Wednesday April 15th, 7pm At . Bass Museum of Art. Free Admission Participants: Pablo Pintado, curator; David Leddick, photographer; David Trullo, artist and Gema Pérez Sánchez, Associate Professor of Spanish at UM. 2121 Park Ave Vino de bienvenida cortesía de Campo Viejo Art and culture are well known for their role as vehicles of expression and communication. They become essential motors for change in repressive or unfair situations. What has been the role of culture in the fight for the civil rights of minorities? Participants in this round table discussion include representatives from the visual arts, literature, and pop culture who will discuss how culture has contributed to the visibility of homosexuality and what goals might LBTQ culture embrace now.
     

    “Homo Baby Boom” de Anna Boluda (2008) 27 mins.
    About the film: Six families with lesbian or gay parents in Catalonia and Valencia, Spain, tell how they had children and the reactions they have had to face.

    Thursday, April 16, 2009
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Wolfsonian, FIU - Miami Beach
     
    Homo Baby Boom” de Anna Boluda (2008) 27 mins. Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. In Catalan with English subtitles Documantary screening and Colloquium Co-presented with the Wolfsonian-Florida International University and Miami Beach Gay Pride 2009 At The Wolfsonian FIU 1001 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, Fl. 33139. About the film: Six families with lesbian or gay parents in Catalonia and Valencia, Spain, tell how they had children and the reactions they have had to face. They also show how the legal gains for same-sex marriage and adoption in 2005 have changed their lives. After the film UM faculty Drs. Brenna Munro (English), Gema Pérez-Sánchez (Modern Languages), and Juris Doctor Candidate Thomas J. Hart, Jr. (Law School) will discuss the legal conditions for LGBTQ families in South Africa, Spain, and the US, respectively.
     

    Presentation of poetry book: 'Tropología' by Dr. Eduardo Negueruela
    Presentation of poetry book: Dr. Eduardo Negueruela, April, 23rd, 2009, 7:00pm Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana

    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    entro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana


    Presentation of poetry book: Dr. Eduardo Negueruela, April, 23rd, 2009, 7:00pm Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana Dr. Eduardo Negueruela, Director of the Spanish Basic Language Program at the University of Miami, and Assistant Professor of Spanish Second Language Acquisition at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami, has been selected as the winner of "Nuevos valores de la poesía hispana 2008", a literary competition sponsored by Editorial Baquiana and the Centro Cultural Español de Miami. His book of poetry, Tropología, will be presented this coming Thursday, April, 23rd, 2009, at 7:00pm at the Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana. 800 S Douglas Rd. Suite 170. Coral Gables, FL 33134 About the first place: The jury granted, by a majority of votes, the first place to the book of poems entitled Tropología by Eduardo Negueruela Azarola, due to its exquisite variety, conceptual as well as formal, its mastering of the literary resources of the Spanish language, and the perfect understanding and equilibrium between experimental and traditional poetry. The books will be presented by: Gonzalo González de Lara, Education & Science Attaché – General Consulate of Spain in Miami, Francisco Javier Usero Vïlchez – Professor of the Program of International Studies from the Ministry of Education of Spain, and Maricel Mayor Marsán – Chief Editor of Baquiana Literary Magazine.

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    “From ‘littérature-monde’ to ‘littérature migrante’: Towards a Theory of Migrant Literature in French” by Dr. Subha Xavier

    Friday, April 24, 2009
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MB210-01, MLL Conference Room
     
    Professor Subha Xavier, “From ‘littérature-monde’ to ‘littérature migrante’: Towards a Theory of Migrant Literature in French” Abstract: In the Fall of 2006, 33 writers from the French-speaking world signed a manifesto in favor of a World Literature in French to replace the concept of “Francophonie.” The Manifeste pour une littérature-monde argued that the term “Francophonie” betrays neocolonial tendencies that continue to relegate works from former French colonies and beyond to a literary periphery where France still occupies the center. This paper considers the viability of Littérature-monde as a new way of categorizing and studying literature by tracing the term back to its German and Anglo-American antecedents in order to argue in favor of yet another literary classification that might offer a way out of the impasse that is “Francophonie” today. In devising a theory of Migrant Literature in French, Professor Xavier works through the current debate to suggest new ways of approaching French language texts that do not subscribe to colonial or national schemas. Subha Xavier is currently at work on a book-length manuscript theorizing migrant French literature entitled The Economy of the Migrant Text: Theorizing a French Literature of Immigration. She has published articles on migrant authors Ying Chen, Dai Sijie and Leïla Sebbar and has forthcoming articles on Tahar Ben Jelloun, Mehdi Charef and Alain Mabanckou.

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    “Queer Literature Now: A Global Perspective”
    Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, University of Queensland, Australia
    Steve Butterman, University of Miami
    Marc Brudzinski, University of Miami

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hardcore Art Gallery, 3326 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127


    Queer Literature Now: A Global Perspective” At Hardcore Art Gallery, 3326 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 Free Admission With: Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, University of Queensland, Australia Steve Butterman, University of Miami Marc Brudzinski, University of Miami Brenna Munro, University of Miami Moderator: Gema Pérez-Sánchez, University of Miami This event is open to the general public. Presenters will talk for 15 minutes each about the state of LGBTQ literature now in their areas of expertise (Spain, Brazil, French & Spanish Caribbean, Anglophone Africa), followed by a general Q&A with the audience.
     

    “The Image of Spain in 21st-Century Spanish Cinema” by Dr. Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, University of Queensland, Australia
    Dr. Alfredo Martínez-Expósito is Head of School and Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Queenslnd, Australia.

    Thursday, April 30, 2009
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Merrick Building 210-01, MLL Conference Room


    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES INVITES YOU TO A LECTURE BY Dr. Alfredo Martínez-Expósito University of Queensland, Australia “The Image of Spain in 21st-Century Spanish Cinema” THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009, AT 2:00 P.M. MERRICK BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM, MB 210-01 Refreshments will be served. Dr. Alfredo Martínez-Expósito is Head of School and Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Queenslnd, Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the author of scores of articles and more than six books on 20th- and 21st-century Spanish and Latin American literature and film, including Escrituras torcidas: ensayos de crítica “queer” (2004); Gay and Lesbian Writing in the Hispanic World (2000); Los escribas furiosos: configuraciones homoeróticas en la narrativa española actual (1998). He most recently co-authored, with Santiago Fouz-Hernández, Live Flesh: The Male Body in Contemporary Spanish Cinema (2007).

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  • 2007-08

    Lecture by Dr. Joaquín Sueiro

    Thursday, November 1, 2007
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    MLL Conference Room, Merrick Building 210-01
     
    Dr. Joaquín Sueiro, Universidad de Vigo, will speak on "Las relaciones entre la lengua y el poder: el caso de la política lingüística española en la América Colonial"
    MLL Conference Room, Merrick Building 210-01. Refreshments will be served.

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    “THE WORLD OF BRUNO DUMONT”

    Saturday, November 3, 2007
    8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    THE WORLD OF BRUNO DUMONT”
    THIS FILM SERIES IS CO-ORGANIZED WITH THE MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE. 4 FILMS FROM THE AWARD WINNING FRENCH DIRECTOR WILL BE SCREENED AND PRESENTED BY DR. RALPH HEYNDELS AND CHARLES MICHAEL (ENGLISH DEPARTMENT) ON NOVEMBER 2, 16, 23, AND 30, AT MBC, 512 ESPANOLA WAY, SOUTH BEACH.


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    Special Seminar by Didier Eribon, "Insult and the Making of the Gay Self"
    This lecture is a part of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM "Les Passions de / The Passions of Jean Genet"

    Tuesday, November 13, 2007
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    MLL Conference Room, Merrick 210-01
     
    DIDIER ERIBON
    "INSULT AND THE MAKING OF THE GAY SELF"

    DIDIER ERIBON, is Co-director of the Center for Sociology of the Homosexualities at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and Professor at the University of Picardie – Jules Vernes. He was Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Advanced Study of Princeton University in 2006 and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003-04 and 2004-05. He is the author of Une morale du minoritaire. Variations sur un thème de Jean Genet and has recently published D’une révolution conservatrice et de ses effets sur la gauche française. He has extensively written on Michel Foucault, on gay studies (Réflexions sur la question gay, translated in English under the title Insult and the Making of the Gay Self ; Les Etudes gays ; Hérésies. Essais sur la théorie de la sexualité ; Dictionnaire des cultures gays et lesbiennes), and on Claude Lévi-Strauss, Georges Dumézil, André Gide, Marcel Proust, among others. He contributes regularly to the influential French weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur and other periodicals.

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    Special Lecture by Frieda Ekotto
    This lecture is a part of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
    "Les Passions de / The Passions of Jean Genet"

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007
    52:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Richter Library Conference Room, Third Floor


    RIEDA EKOTTO is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature, at the University of Michigan, where she is also on the faculty of the Center for African American and African Studies. She is the author of L’écriture carcérale et le discours juridique: Jean Genet and the co-editor of Narrative and Confinement. She is currently completing The Aesthetic of Race: Which Color is Black? Jean Genet as Négritude Thinker, and has published on Frantz Fanon, Leila Sebbar, Calixthe Beyala, Medhi Charef, Mariama Bâ, Dany Laferrière, Sony Labou Tansi, Amélie Nothomb, Arthur Rimbaud, André Gide, commodity exchange and women in Maroon societies, “négritude” and “black identity”, borders in France and the condensed symbol of political space, comparative slaveries, Francophone theater and African cinema. She has also published a novel entitled Chuchote pas trop.

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    The Passions of Jean Genet
    Two day Conference from Thursday, November 15 - Friday, November 16, 2007.

    Thursday, November 15, 2007
    7:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Wesley Gallery
     
    "The Passions of Jean Genet." Symposium organized by Dr Ralph Heyndels

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    Special Session by Abdellah Taia, "Jean Genet, Abdallah, et moi"
    This Lecture is part of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
    "Les Passions de Jean Genet / Jean Genet’s Passions"

    Friday, November 16, 2007
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    CAS Wesley Gallery


    ABDELLAH TAIA is a Moroccan writer who lives in Paris for the last 8 years. After having studied French literature at the Universities of Rabat, Geneva and Paris-Sorbonne, he started writing fictional texts of autobiographical inspiration: three short stories in Des nouvellles du Maroc (Paris: Paris-Méditerranée, 1999); Mon Maroc (Paris: Séguier, 2000); Le rouge du tarbouche (Paris: Séguier, 2005; Casablanca: Tarik, 2006); L’Armée du salut (Paris: Seuil, 2006). He recently authored with Frédéric Mitterand a book of photos and texts entitled Maroc 1900-1960 (Paris: Actes Sud, 2007). The first openly gay autobiographical writer published in Morocco, Abdellah Taia appears also in Rémi Lange’s film Tarik el Hob (The Road to Love), which will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Espanola Wy, South Beach, on November 15, at 7:30 PM
    This event is co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France. Reception will follow.

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    Translation and Transitions
    Two day Conference from Friday, February 15 - Saturday, February 16, 2008.

    Friday, February 15, 2008
    7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room; Merrick 210-01
     
    UM Graduate Student Conference, co-hosted by the Departments of English and Modern Languages and Literatures. "Translation and Transitions" Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alfred MacAdam, Columbia University.

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    Seventeenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium
    Three day Conference from Thursday, February 21 - Saturday, February 23, 2008.

    Thursday, February 21, 2008
    7:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Modern Languages Department


    Seventeenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium; cosponsored by the Departments of History and Modern Languages and Literatures. "Spectacle and the Spectacular in Early Modern Europe." Keynote Speakers: Valeria Finucci, Duke University, "In Search of a Sexual Fix: The Peruvian Elixir"; and Alison Weber, University of Virginia, "Believing is Seeing: Stigmata, Spectacle, and the Fall of an Aspiring Saint".

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    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
    This day-long workshop from 9:30AM - 5:00PM, on the place of culture in foreign language learning and the implications of sociocultural theory in the classroom, will include han...

    Thursday, March 6, 2008
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Wesley Gallery
     
    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Spring 2008 TOPIC: "Sociocultural Theory and Language Teaching: Teaching Culture through the Integration of Texts and Projects in Second Language Classrooms" Date: Thursday, March 6th, 2008 Sponsored by: McGraw-Hill Hosted by: Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami Organizers: Dr. Heather Allen, Dr. Eduardo Negueruela Place: Wesley Gallery Workshop Leaders: Dr. Heather Allen Dr. Eduardo Negueruela Dr. Gabriela Appel (confirmed) Dr. James P. Lantolf (invited plenary, confirmed) Workshop description: Integrating both text-based lessons and projects in second language classrooms are concrete ways to teach language through culture in informative ways. In this workshop, participants will learn about the theoretical basis for the importance of culture in language teaching (Sociocultural Theory). Participants will work on applying specific principles to developing both appropriate text-based lessons and coherent projects for their second language classrooms; and finally they will reflect on how to assess their students' linguistic and cultural development. Format of the workshop: Lectures, participants’ mini-presentations, group discussions, and hands-on activities Schedule: 9:30 – 10:00 am Welcome: Coffee and registration 10:00 – 10:30 am Introduction –Overview of sessions (Allen, Negueruela) A sociocultural take on language learning Defining culture and its practical implications 10:45 - 12:00 Culture, Projects, and the second language classroom ; (Gabriela Appel) 12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 - 3:00 pm Hands-on session 3:00 - 3:30 pm Coffee break 3:30 – 5:00 pm Plenary: Sociocultural theory and language teaching; (Dr. Lantolf) 5:00 – 6:00pm Closing remarks and final reception

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  • 2006-07

    Sixteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium; "Questioning Colonialism"
    Dr. Rolena Adorno, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Literature at Yale University will give the first keynote speech

    Thursday, February 22, 2007
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Otto G. Richter Library
     
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures hosts "Questioning Colonialism," the 16th annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium co-sponsored with the Department of History. Dr. Rolena Adorno, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Literature at Yale University will give the first keynote speech ,“The Polemics of Possession in the Conquest of America,” on Thursday, February 22, at 5:30 pm. Dr. Karen Kupperman, Julius Silver Professor of History at New York University will give the second keynote speech “Youthful Intermediaries and Cross-Cultural Experience in Early Atlantic America” on Friday, February 23, at 6:00 pm. Both talks will be held in the Richter Libraries Conference Room, 3rd floor. Call Michelle Prats at 305-284-5585 for more information. http://www.mll.miami.edu/mll/events/index.htm

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    The Sixteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium; “Questioning Colonialism”
    Dr. Karen Kupperman, Julius Silver Professor of History at New York University will give the second keynote speech

    Friday, February 23, 2007
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Merrick Building/ Richter Library


    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures hosts "Questioning Colonialism," the 16th annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium co-sponsored with the Department of History. Dr. Rolena Adorno, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Literature at Yale University will give the first keynote speech ,“The Polemics of Possession in the Conquest of America,” on Thursday, February 22, at 5:30 pm. Dr. Karen Kupperman, Julius Silver Professor of History at New York University will give the second keynote speech “Youthful Intermediaries and Cross-Cultural Experience in Early Atlantic America” on Friday, February 23, at 6:00 pm. Both talks will be held in the Richter Libraries Conference Room, 3rd floor. Call Michelle Prats at 305-284-5585 for more information. http://www.mll.miami.edu/mll/events/index.htm

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    The Sixteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium; “Questioning Colonialism”

    Saturday, February 24, 2007
    Merrick Building
     
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures hosts "Questioning Colonialism," the 16th annual Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium co-sponsored with the Department of History. Dr. Rolena Adorno, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Literature at Yale University will give the first keynote speech ,“The Polemics of Possession in the Conquest of America,” on Thursday, February 22, at 5:30 pm. Dr. Karen Kupperman, Julius Silver Professor of History at New York University will give the second keynote speech “Youthful Intermediaries and Cross-Cultural Experience in Early Atlantic America” on Friday, February 23, at 6:00 pm. Both talks will be held in the Richter Libraries Conference Room, 3rd floor. Call Michelle Prats at 305-284-5585 for more information. http://www.mll.miami.edu/mll/events/index.htm

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    “Un écrivain français venu d’ailleurs: Rachid O”

    Thursday, March 1, 2007
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    MLL Conference Room, Merrick Building 210-01
     
    Dr. Madeleine Bertaud, Professor Emeritus at University of Nancy will be giving a lecture titled, “Un écrivain français venu d’ailleurs: Rachid O” on Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 5:00 PM in the Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room, Merrick Building, 210-01.

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    “The Correspondence of Alred and Lucie Dreyfus: Epistolary Dialogue and Argumentation”

    Thursday, March 8, 2007
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    MLL Conference Room, Merrick Building 210-01


    Dr. Ruth Amossy, Henri Glasberg Professor of French Modern and Contemporary Culture at Tel Aviv University will be giving a lecture titled, “The Correspondence of Alred and Lucie Dreyfus: Epistolary Dialogue and Argumentation” on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 5:00 PM in the Modern Languages and Literatures Conference Room, Merrick Building, 210-01.

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    “Images de soi et projets épistolaires: Les Liaisons Dangereuses”

    Thursday, March 8, 2007
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    LMerrick Building, Room 203
     
    Dr. Jürgen Siess, Professor Emeritus of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Caen will be giving a lecture titled, “Images de soi et projets épistolaires: Les Liaisons Dangereuses” on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 3:30 PM in the Merrick Building, Room 203.

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    "Proust's Allegorical Body"

    Thursday, March 22, 2007
    3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Modern Languages Conference Room, Merrick 210-01


    Dr. Christopher Prendergast, will be giving a lecture entitled, "Proust's Allegorical Body" on Thursday, March 22, 2007 in the MLL Conference Room, Merrick Building 210-01 at 3:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.

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    The First Annual Florida Cervantes Symposium

    Saturday, April 14, 2007
    MLL Conference Room, Merrick 210-01
     
    The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the First Annual Florida Cervantes Symposium. Event will be held April 14th, 2007 from 9:00am - 5:30pm in the Modern Languages and Literatures Converence Room, Merrick 210-01. The Keynote Speaker, Jose Ignacio Diez Fernandez from la Universidad Complutense, Madrid, will present his paper, "Para una teoría de la violencia en el Quijote" at 4:30pm-5:30pm.

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  • 2005-06

    Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry Seventh Biennial Conference
    "Popular Poetry and its Influence in High and Low Culture"

    Thursday, November 10, 2005
    Doubletree Hotel, Coconut Grove
     
    Conference Theme: "Popular Poetry and its Influence in High and Low Culture" Keynote Speaker Dr. Antonio Carreño, W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professor in the Humanities, Department of Hispanic Studies, Brown University All participants must also be members of the SRBHP (includes subscription to the journal Caliope). Abstracts: Please submit abstract and one-page CV by August 31, 2005.
    http://www.fll.miami.edu/fll/srbhp/index.htm
     
     

    The 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
    “Situating French / Situer le français”

    Thursday, March 30, 2006
    University of Miami
     
    Papers may be given in either English or French. Presentations will be selected for inclusion in the conference program on the basis of merit. All submissions must contain the following information for all proposed speakers. • Name • Affiliation • E-mail address • Mailing address, phone, and fax number • Title of paper or presentation • Brief description/summary of paper or presentation (250-500 words)Possible Topics: • French and Francophone geographies • Situating the subject • Francophone literary migrations • French and the Americas • Post-Colonial French literatures, cultures, discourses • Migrations, Immigrations, Diasporas • Hybridities, Métissages • Situating gender • France-Africa interfaces • Computer sites • « Foreigners » writing in French; étrangers au français/étrangeté du français • Creole and créolisation • Les lieux de mémoire • Transformations of French narrative, poetry, theatre • Frontiers of representation • Interlingual intertexts • Situating the canon Proposers of panels and other sessions must provide the above information for each paper, together with their own contact details and a brief description/summary (250-500 words) of the overall rationale for the proposed panel or session. Deadline for submission: 1 October 2005. Proposals and enquiries should be addressed to: Dr. David Ellison University of Miami Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures P.O. Box 248093 Coral Gables, FL 33124-4650 Telephone: 305-284-4858, ext. 8-7226 Fax: 305-284-2068 E-mail: dre@miami.edu The preferred method of communication is e-mail. Be sure to include your e-mail address when contacting the conference organizer so that you may be alerted to any program updates.
     
    Information updates will be posted regularly on the conference website: http://www.fll.miami.edu/fll/20thconf/index.htm
     

  • 2004-05

    Religions and Politics in Modern Europe
    Presentation by Dr. Blandine Kriegel

    Wednesday, October 13, 2004
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Storer Auditorium
     
    DR. BLANDINE KRIEGEL IS PRESIDENT OF THE HIGH COUNCIL FOR INTEGRATION OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ADVISER FOR INTEGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC. In her governmental capacities, Dr. Kriegel is at the forefront of significant and challenging issues such as multicultural integration within today’s French nation, the defense and protection of human rights and minorities, and the continuing need for civic dialogue and solidarity in an increasingly more complex French society. Docteur d’Etat, Professor of History, Political Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, Dr. Blandine Kriegel has been a Research Fellow of the French National Center for Scientific Research, and has taught at the Universities of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne and Lyon III, and at the Institute of Political Sciences, Paris. A former collaborator of Michel Foucault (to whom she dedicated a book entitled Michel Foucault aujourd’hui [M.F. today] (2004), Professor Kriegel has published more than twenty books, including her now canonical L’Etat des esclaves (1979), translated into English by M.A. LePain and J.C. Cohen under the title The State and the Rule of Law, and her leading L’Histoire de l’âge classique [History of the Classical Age], in 4 volumes (1988, 1996). Among her most recents works are Propos sur la Démocratie [Essays on Democracy] (1994), Philosophie de la République [Philosophy of the Republic] (2000), and Réflexions sur la Justice [Reflections on Justice] (2001). REFRESHMENTS WILL FOLLOW THE LECTURE FREE ADMISSION This event is co-sponsored by the University of Miami Office of the Vice Dean for Arts and Humanities of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Miami European Union Center, the U.M. Departments of History and Philosophy, the Joseph Carter Memorial Endowment Fund of the University of Miami Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; and is promoted with the support of the University of Miami Department of International Studies, Africana Studies Program, Judaic Studies Program, and Humanities Colloquium, along with the Damien B. Contemporary Art Center
     
     

    Special Round Table Discussion from French Africa to African France

    Thursday, November 4, 2004
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    University Center Rm 245


    CHAIR: PAULETTE HACKER (University of Miami) PARTICIPANTS: EDMUND ABAKA (University of Miami) FRIEDA EKOTTO (University of Michigan) RALPH HEYNDELS (University of Miami) GHAZI KARMAOUI (Université de Djendouba) DOMINIQUE LANNI (Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne) This event is free and open to the public.
     

    Rimbaud's Captive Exhibition

    Thursday, November 4, 2004
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Richter Library


    RIMBAUD’S CAPTIVE Art works by Vincenzo Viti RIMBAUD’S IMAGES Photography exhibit organized by Pierre Brunel, Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2004 FROM 6:00 TO 7:30 P.M. THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI OTTO G. RICHTER LIBRARY 1300 Memorial Drive On the Coral Gables Campus Exhibit: Third Floor Reception Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, Second Floor Presentation at 6:30 P.M. of Rimbaud’s Anthology illustrated byVincenzo Viti RSVP mandatory jcpwonder@yahoo.com This event is free and open to the public The exhibition will run until November 30, 2004.
     

    Rimbaud's Africas Symposium

    Friday, November 5, 2004
    Lowe Art Museum

    This event is part of a world series endorsed by the Société des Amis de Rimbaud and celebrating the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth. Conferences will take place (or have been held) at the Société Française de Géographie (Paris), the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne, the University of Naples, the Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines of Tunis, the Institut Français and University of Addis Ababa, the University of Tokyo, the University of Sao Paulo, among other institutions. Vincenzo Viti’s work will be exhibited (or has been shown) in conjunction with the 150th anniversary celebration of Rimbaud’s birth at the Espace de la Création (Paris), the Royal Palace of Naples, the Galerie Mille Feuilles of La Marsa (Tunis), and the Musée National Rimbaud of Charleville (France) The Symposium is co-sponsored by its organizers with the generous support of the University of Miami Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Endowment, the U.M. Program in Africana Studies, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of France in Tunis, the Institut Français de Tunis, the Centre de Recherches en Littérature Comparée and the Centre de Recherches sur la Littérature de Voyage of the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne, the Rector’s Office of International Relations of the University of Bari, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, and the University of Florida France-Florida Research Center. The film screening and performance at the Miami Beach Cinematheque is partly supported by the University of Miami Provost’s Hospitality Fund. The exhibition Rimbaud’s Captive of Vincenzo Viti art works has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Leo Matiz Foundation (Bogotá, Milan, Rome, Miami), the Italy – Colombia Association (Rome), Leader Comunicazioni (Milan), and Schena Editore (Fasano). The proceedings of the Symposium will be edited by David Ellison and Ralph Heyndels, and published by the Presses de l’Université de Paris - Sorbonne, in the series Transatlantique directed by Giovanni Dotoli and Ralph Heyndels for the Biblioteca della Ricerca. Special thanks to: the Honorable Christophe Bouchard, Consul General of France in Miami; the Honorable Michael Hacker, Honorary Consul of Senegal and Togo; Professor Giovanni Girone, Rector of the University of Bari; Maxwell Blandford of The Forge; Isabel Virgen, and the staff of the University of Miami Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Alliance Française of Miami – Fort Lauderdale and the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in Miami. Illustrations in this program are from Alain Borer, Rimbaud. L'heure de la fuite. Paris: Gallimard, 1991 (2003): Rimbaud by Carjat (Paris, 1871); Rimbaud by Rimbaud (Harar, 1883); signature of Rimbaud; plaque of Rimbaud Street (Harar). This symposium is free and open to the public. Click here for more details.
     
     

    THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
    "THE RULE OF WOMEN"
    Keynote Address

    Thursday, February 17, 2005
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Beaux Arts Gallery at the Lowe Art Museum
     
    Opening Remarks Dr. Anne J. Cruz, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Dr. Mihoko Suzuki, Department of English Welcoming Remarks Dr. Donna E. Shalala, President, University of Miami 4:30 p.m. Tour of the Kress Collection of Renaissance and Baroque Art 5:25 p.m. Introduction Dr. Jane Connolly, Vice Dean for Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences 5:30 p.m. First Keynote Speech Dr. Barbara Weissberger, University of Minnesota “‘Nuptial Fictions’: The Power of Isabel I of Castile and her Royal Emblem” 6:30 p.m. Reception Tobin Gallery, Lowe Art Museum



    IBRARY 1300 Memorial Drive On the Coral Gables Campus Exhibit: Third Floor Reception Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, Second Floor Presentation at 6:30 P.M. of Rimbaud’s Anthology illustrated byVincenzo Viti RSVP mandatory jcpwonder@yahoo.com This event is free and open to the public The exhibition will run until November 30, 2004 Click here for more details.

     

    THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
    "THE RULE OF WOMEN"


    The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium is hosted yearly by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Friday, February 18, 2005
    UC Center

    Friday, February 18, 2005 Whitten University Center Flamingo Ballroom A and Orange Key Room 245 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Session I - Flamingo Ballroom A Issues of Sovereignty Chair: Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami 8:45 a.m. Miriam Shadis, Ohio University “Women on the Edge: Gender and Rulership in the Liminal Realms of Jerusalem and Portugal” 9:15 a.m. Theresa Earenfight, Seattle University “Transmitting the Rule of Women: Catalina of Lancaster and her Daughters” 9:45 a.m. Molly Martin, Columbia University “Ruling Widowed Dowagers: The Case of Northern Italy’s Princely Courts” 10:15 a.m. Discussion & Coffee Issues of Sovereignty (contd.) Flamingo Ballroom A Chair: Mary Lindemann, University of Miami 10:30 a.m. Magdalena Sánchez, Gettysburg College “Sword and Wimple: Isabel Clara Eugenia and Power” 11:00 a.m. Pauline Puppel, Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz “Rights and Discourse: Regencies of Women in Early Modern Germany (1500-1800)” 11:30 a.m. Éva Deák, University of Wuppertal “‘Princeps non Principissa’: Catherine of Brandenburg, Elected Prince of Transylvania” 12:00 p.m. Discussion 12:10 p.m. Lunch Break Session II-A - Flamingo Ballroom A Subversive Spanish Spirituality Chair: Viviana Díaz Balsera, University of Miami 1:30 p.m. Ronald E. Surtz, Princeton University “Tecla Servent and the Spanish Inquisition” 2:00 p.m. Helen Reed, SUNY Oneonta “The Strange and Holy Power of Catalina de Cardona, ‘la mujer pecadora’” 2:30 p.m. Ivan Fernández, Yale University “Hermeneutical Control: Teresa of Ávila and her Confessors” 3:00 p.m. Darcy Donahue, Miami University of Ohio “Founding Mother: Ana de San Bartolomé and the Discalced Carmelites in France” 3:30 p.m. Discussion & Coffee Session II-B - Orange Key Room 245 Women and War Chair: Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami 1:30 p.m. David Hay, University of Lethbridge “Fragging the Frauenfrage: Women’s Military Leadership in the Age of Church Reform, 1050-1150” 2:00 p.m. Lara Cahill, University of Miami “Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc: Authority for Christian Feminism” 2:30 p.m. Tracy Adams, University of Auckland “A present par grace de Dieu Regnant”: Isabeau of Bavaria in the Work of Christine de Pisan” 3:00 p.m. Katharine Gillespie, American University “‘The Child of Light Walking in Darkness’: Anne Venn Seeks the English Republic, 1639-1658” 3:30 p.m. Discussion & Coffee Session III–A - Orange Key Room 245 Anglo-French Relations Chair: Barbara Woshinsky, University of Miami 3:45 p.m. Sandra Logan, Michigan State University “Thrice-Royal Queen: Katherine de Valois and the English Succession” 4:15 p.m. JoAnna Klein, University of Minnesota “‘I do not think her so unnatural’: (De)-Sexualizing Isabella of France in Elizabethan Historical Literature” 4:45 p.m. “Elizabeth Ketner, University of Minnesota History, Power and the Representation of Elizabeth I in La Princesse de Clèves” Session III–B - Flamingo Ballroom A Abbesses Chair: Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami 3:45 p.m. Karen Blough, Plattsburgh State University “The Role of the Royal Abbess in Ottonian Germany: An Assessment of the Visual Evidence” 4:15 p.m. Christina Carlson, Iona College “‘A seruant for to be rather than an abase of great auctorite:’ Good Governance in the English Life of St. Radegund” 4:45 p.m. Jessica Banks, The Pennsylvania State University “St. Brigid and the Merovingian Abbesses: A Common Paradigm of Power and Sanctity” 5:15 p.m. Second Keynote Speech - Flamingo Ballroom D Introduction: Guido Ruggiero, University of Miami Dr. Carole Levin, Willa Cather Professor of History, University of Nebraska “Elizabeth I as Subject, Queen, and ‘Loving Kinswoman’”

    THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL
    MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND BAROQUE INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM

    "THE RULE OF WOMEN"

    The Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Symposium is hosted yearly by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

    Saturday, February 19, 2005
    7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Convocation Center Hurricane 100 Room


    8:00 a.m. Coffee Session IV–A - Cane Room Women on Stage Chair: Laura Giannetti, University of Miami 8:30 a.m. Janet Hathaway, Northern Illinois University “Spirituality and Women’s Devotional Song in the Royal Habsburg convent of Las Descalzas” 9:00 a.m. Colleen Baade, Concordia University “Nun Musicians in Early Modern Spain: Questions of Agency and Ambition” 9:30 a.m. Janet Pollack, University of Puget Sound “Elizabeth Stuart as Musician and Muse” 10:00 a.m. Discussion and Coffee 10:15 a.m. Esther Fernández, University of California, Davis “Playing with Fire: The Sexual Power of Seventeenth Century Actresses’ Fictional Roles” 10:45 a.m. Kimberly Cashman, Rutgers University “The Power of Virtue: Women Rulers in Plays by Women” 11:15 a.m. Discussion Session IV-B - Palm Room Writing The Female Self Chair: Elaine Kruse, Nebraska Wesleyan University 8:30 a.m. Mary Ekman, SUNY New Paltz “‘Satisfaite de soy en soy mesme’: The Politics of Self-Representation in Jeanne d’Albret’s Ample declaration” 9:00 a.m. Katherine Risse, Boston College “Mística ciudad de Dios: From Wifely Duties to Motherly Models. An Alternative to the Conduct Book in Seventeenth-Century Spain”   9:30 a.m. Tien-yi Chao, University of Sussex “‘Our wits joined as in matrimony’: The Co-Ruling and Cooperative Relationship Between the Emperor and the Empress in Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World (1666)”   10:00 a.m.  Rosa Perelmuter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill “Addressing Gender: The Rhetoric and Reception of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”   10:30 a.m.  Discussion   10:45 a.m. Coffee Break - Ibis Room Session V - Cane Room Women at Court Chair: Maria Galli Stampino, University of Miami 11:00 a.m. Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Iowa State University “The Queen’s privada in Late 14th-Century Iberia: A Woman’s Path to Privilege and Power” 11:30 a.m. Elizabeth Teresa Howe, Tufts University “‘Speculum Reginae’: The Education of the Queen in Fact and Fiction in Early Modern Spain” 12:00 p.m. Catherine Howey, Rutgers State University of New Jersey “Fashioning Monarchy: Women, Dress, and Power at the Court of Elizabeth I” 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break - Ibis and Palm Rooms Session VI - Cane Room The Rule of the Body Chair: Pamela S. Hammons, University of Miami 2:00 p.m. Anna Klosowska, Miami University of Ohio "Out of the Closet in Early Modern France: Madeleine de l'Aubespine and Others" 2:30 p.m. Horacio Sierra, University of Florida “Out of the Closet in Early Modern England: Margaret Cavendish’s Gender Politics and Lesbian Explorations” 3:00 p.m. Kirk D. Read, Bates College “Mythologizing Midwives: Empowering Narratives in Early Modern Women’s Medicine” 3:30 p.m. Discussion & Coffee 4:00 p.m. Maria Cristina Quintero, Bryn Mawr College “Portrait of a Queen: Christina of Sweden and the Limits of Representation” 4:30 p.m. Carrie Meathrell, University of California, Los Angeles “Drama and the Royal Body: The Coronation Procession of Anne Boleyn” 5:00 p.m. Discussion and Closing Remarks Mihoko Suzuki & Anne J. Cruz